Architecture and the Welfare State

Architecture and the Welfare State


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415725408
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/08/2014
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Mark Swenarton is James Stirling professor of architecture at Liverpool University. His writings on twentieth century social housing include Homes fit for Heroes (1981) and Building the New Jerusalem (2008). He is currently researching the housing built by Camden council under Sydney Cook between 1965 and 1973.

Tom Avermaete is professor of architecture at TU Delft. He is the author of Another Modern: the Post-War Architecture and Urbanism of Candilis-Josic-Woods (2005) and co-editor of Colonial Modern: Aesthetics of the Past, Rebellions for the Future (2010) and of the themed issue of OASE, ‘L’Afrique, c’est chic’ (2010).

Dirk van den Heuvel is head of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre at the New Institute in Rotterdam and associate professor at TU Delft. He co-edits DASH (Delft Architectural Studies on Housing) and the on-line journal Footprint. With Max Risselada he co-authored Team 10: In Search of a Utopia of the Present (2005).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Mark Swenarton, Tom Avermaete and Dirk van den Heuvel Part One - Cultures and continuities 2. From Red Superblock to Green Megastructure: Municipal Socialism as Model and Challenge Eve Blau 3. The Welfare State in Flanders: De-pillarization and the Nebulous City Hilde Heynen and Janina Gosseye 4. The beginnings of high-rise social housing in the long 1940s: the case of the LCC and the Woodberry Down estate Simon Pepper 5. West Ham and the Welfare State 1945-70, a Suitable Case for Treatment? Nicholas Bullock Part Two – Critiques and contradictions 6. Who needs ‘needs’? French Post-War Architecture and Its Critics Lukasz Stanek 7. The Open Society and its experiments: The case of the Netherlands and Piet Blom Dirk van den Heuvel 8. Where the motorways meet: Architecture and Corporatism in Sweden 1968 Helena Mattsson 9. The Märkisches Viertel in West Berlin Florian Urban 10. Alternatives to Welfare State: self-build and do-it-yourself Caroline Maniaque-Benton Part Three – National and international 11. From Knoxville to Bidonville: ATBAT and the Architecture of the French Welfare State Tom Avermaete 12. High density without high rise: housing experiments of the 1950s by Patrick Hodgkinson Mark Swenarton 13. Matteotti Village and Gallaratese 2: design criticism of the Italian welfare state Luca Molinari 14. Exporting New Towns: The Welfare City in Africa Michelle Provoost 15. From European Welfare State to Asian capitalism: the transformation of ‘British Public Housing’ in Hong Kong and Singapore Miles Glendinning Appendix One: Outcomes from the Liverpool Workshop 2012 Further Reading Contributors Biographies Acknowledgements Index.

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