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Learning how to use buildings: an exploration of the potential of design interactions to support transition to low-impact community living

Luck, Rachael (2014). Learning how to use buildings: an exploration of the potential of design interactions to support transition to low-impact community living. Buildings, 4(4) pp. 963–977.

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Abstract

In this paper I study how a housing project is designed and show the architects in conversation with the residents talking about living in a community with lower impact, to reveal different conceptual understandings of building technologies and systems within the home. In this account, it can be seen that building systems and technologies become entangled with dwelling, patterns of living and maintenance scenarios on a housing estate. Shown are several ways that these design interactions can be considered pedagogic and transformative. It is proposed that similar events between architects and users are established in the design stage for other building types and for more of the UK housing stock.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 by the authors
ISSN: 2075-5309
Extra Information: This article belongs to the Special Issue Low Carbon Building Design
Keywords: design; architect; learning; participation; community; housing; low carbon; transitions; science and technology studies; building systems
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Design and Innovation
Item ID: 41428
Depositing User: Rachael Luck
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2014 09:31
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2017 19:21
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/41428
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