APL3002 : A Home for all : housing vulnerable populations
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Professor Tim Townshend
- Lecturer: Mr Maier
- Owning School: Architecture, Planning & Landscape
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
To familiarise students with issues of providing stimulating, enjoyable and appropriate homes for older people (or other vulnerable group)
To understand complications of site specifics (infill, working with historic buildings etc)
Come to terms with working with an “imagined scenario” real community to provide appropriate housing and other amenities that meet their needs
Understand the complexity of the location in physical and socioeconomic terms and how designers facilitate places of encounter for different populations
Outline Of Syllabus
There is an acute housing crisis in the UK – the country is failing to build sufficient new homes and those we do build often leave much to be desired in build quality and space standards. The difficulties of being a ‘first-time buyer’ are regularly featured in the national media – however be a ‘last-time’ buyer can be equally difficult as reported in DEMOS report ‘Top of the Ladder’. During the 2020s, a point will be reached when 25% of the UK will aged 65 and over. People are living longer, more active lifestyles to an older age and so there is a huge challenge to meet the needs and aspirations of these ‘active third agers’.
The module explores the complexities of providing a stimulating, enjoyable, safe, appropriate and desirable home for older persons in an existing setting. It challenges students to think out of the box in relation to that provision at the residential level. Moreover, to think more holistically about the place of older persons housing in the surrounding settlement and how this might be more fully integrated into the everyday life of the community, by providing ‘places of encounter’ by:
• Analysing the site and formulating a brief design that emerges from a robust understanding of the site, the residents, onsite staff and trustees in a collaborative way
• More broadly analysing the site within its context – and look for potentials to more fully integrate the site in the life of surrounding communities
• Identify ways to provide a stimulating, enjoyable, safe and appropriate home for residents
• Come up with imaginative design ideas for the site demonstrating a strong rationale and fit between the proposal; the place, and aspirations of the whole community.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||2||2:00||4:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||3||15:00||45:00||For interim and final crits and production of publication|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||20:00||20:00||Case studies and theoretical papers|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||8||2:00||16:00||Inclusive of interim crits, assuming work in groups of 4|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||1||77:00||77:00||Studio work|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||2||4:00||8:00||Workshops on key issues|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Fieldwork||3||3:00||9:00||Site visit, interviews, visit case study|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||2||3:00||6:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Student-led group activity||3||5:00||15:00||Community engagement and engagement with organisations/prep of materials|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
This is a studio module so most teaching involves small group tutorials with design tutors in student groups. There are some short lectures introducing key issues to the students which they will then be able to use independent study and literature provided to deepen their understanding off.
There will be workshops related to extracting information from partner organisations and working collaboratively in producing dissemination material.
Interim crits will help advance the design work by receiving feedback from the teaching team and external/guest partners/lecturers.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Design/Creative proj||1||M||30||Produce graphic/video material on housing issues relevant to the community in question based on literature and engagement|
|Design/Creative proj||1||M||70||Final project work involving drawing illustrations and 3d representation of proposals|
|Design/Creative proj||1||M||Interim presentation of design work|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The assessment is appropriate to design projects and involves also assessing the students’ outputs of engagement as well as research through the assessment of the production of a video or online-report. The assessment reflects the learning and skills outcomes.