• The design of subsidized housing: Towards an interdisciplinary and cross-national research agenda

Ozer, Seyithan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4380-2700 and Jacoby, Sam ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9133-5177, 2022, Journal Article, The design of subsidized housing: Towards an interdisciplinary and cross-national research agenda Housing Studies, 39. pp. 1-26. ISSN 1466-1810

Abstract or Description:

Comparative housing studies traditionally focus on housing systems and social or economic policy, only rarely considering design issues. Through an examination of subsidized housing and its design in 20 countries, this paper explores how design research can benefit cross-national housing studies. Subsidized housing is essential to delivering decent and affordable homes, underpinning the right to housing. To relate design dimensions to housing systems, the analytical focus is on regulatory instruments, technical standards, and socio-spatial practices as well as housing providers, tenures, and target groups. Design research benefits the contextualization of housing systems and design outcomes in several ways. It reveals the contextual and contingent nature of regulatory cultures and instruments, socio-technical norms and standards, and socio-cultural expectations and practices that shape housing solutions. The paper concludes by considering productive ways architectural design research might contribute to an interdisciplinary housing research agenda by offering new means of theorization and analysis beyond traditional housing system typologies.

Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02673...
Subjects: Architecture > K100 Architecture
Architecture > K400 Planning (Urban > K450 Housing
School or Centre: School of Architecture
Funders: Research and Knowledge Exchange Development Fund, RCA
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2022.2045005
Uncontrolled Keywords: Subsidized housing; design research; regulations and standards
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2022 11:08
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2022 11:34
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4994
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