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Prioritising storage practices: A new approach to housing design thinking

Marco, Elena; Katie Williams, Elena Marco;; Oliveira, Sonja

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Katie Williams Katie4.Williams@uwe.ac.uk
Professor and Research Centre Director



Abstract

Inhabitants of UK housing have more possessions than ever, whilst space for living in standardised houses is at premium. The acquisition of material possessions, and how it affects both space and inhabitants’ wellbeing, has not previously been considered in architectural practice or housing policy research fields. This paper addresses this gap, by exploring how practising architects design for the storage of material possessions in housing. For the first time, it places storage practices at the centre of housing design thinking, by engaging practising architects in a design intervention to explore original design solutions that support inhabitants’ lives and lifestyles, and therefore their wellbeing. The study uses a new storage-focused conceptual design framework to seek design knowledge, to better understand how storage practices could be considered when designing. The findings have implications for design practice research, providing an account of how architects consider storage in housing design, drawing on novel design intervention methods.

Citation

Marco-Burguete, E., Katie Williams, E. M., & Oliveira, S. (in press). Prioritising storage practices: A new approach to housing design thinking. Interiority,

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 28, 2020
Deposit Date Jan 11, 2021
Publicly Available Date Jan 15, 2021
Journal Interiority
Print ISSN 2615-3386
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Architectural design; design practice; housing design, material possessions; storage
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6979547
Publisher URL https://interiority.eng.ui.ac.id/index.php/journal/index

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