Inequality Capital: A Power Walk by Architects for Social Housing

The text for this walk is available to download as a booklet titled Inequality Capital. Preface London is the European capital of inequality. 165,000 people, 1 in every 52 Londoners, are officially homeless; yet last year 93 billionaires were registered as resident in the capital, the highest of any city in the world, and more … Continue reading Inequality Capital: A Power Walk by Architects for Social Housing

The Costs of Estate Regeneration: A Report by Architects for Social Housing

A PDF file of this report can be downloaded here: The Costs of Estate Regeneration. A summary of its finding can be viewed in the following film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXzM56YIVW0 Contents 1. Gains and Losses Estate Regeneration Schemes: Dwellings Demolished and Redeveloped Leaseholder Compensation, Shared Ownership and Market Sale:           Ferrier estate and … Continue reading The Costs of Estate Regeneration: A Report by Architects for Social Housing

Central Hill: A Case Study in Estate Regeneration

Architects for Social Housing (ASH) is pleased to announce the publication of a book-length report based on our work on the alternative to the demolition of the Central Hill estate in Crystal Palace. Titled Central Hill: A Case Study in Estate Regeneration, the report includes not only our designs for the estate’s refurbishment and increase … Continue reading Central Hill: A Case Study in Estate Regeneration

The Truth about Grenfell Tower: A Report by Architects for Social Housing

A PDF file of this report is available here: The Truth about Grenfell Tower On Thursday, 22 June, 2017, in response to the Grenfell Tower fire the previous week, Architects for Social Housing held an open meeting in the Residents Centre of Cotton Gardens estate in Lambeth. Around 80 people turned up and contributed to … Continue reading The Truth about Grenfell Tower: A Report by Architects for Social Housing

The Good Practice Guide to Resisting Estate Demolition: ASH response to the GLA

Unfortunately it takes longer to unwrap a lie than it does to tie it with a pretty bow and sell it to ‘the People’, and the Greater London Authority’s Draft Good Practice Guide to Estate Regeneration, published in December 2016, is a cellophane-wrapped, ribbon-tied box of untruths. This commentary by Architects for Social Housing, therefore, … Continue reading The Good Practice Guide to Resisting Estate Demolition: ASH response to the GLA

Ethics of Estate Regeneration: ASH response to the RIBA

Dhruv Sookhoo, RIBA Housing Group RIBA Journal (2 June, 2016) ‘Getting to grips with the ethics of estate regeneration is as pressing as the practical means of achieving it.’ ‘The ethical dilemma for architects engaged in estate regeneration is the need to balance the rights of existing residents, who have invested socially and financially in … Continue reading Ethics of Estate Regeneration: ASH response to the RIBA

The Housing & Planning Bill: ASH submission to the House of Commons Public Bill Committee

INTRODUCTION Despite what we had previously read about the Housing and Planning Bill by commentators in the press and housing industry, it is far worse than we expected. Part 4, Social housing in England, seems designed to bring about the end of social housing in this country, particularly in London, at which the Bill is very … Continue reading The Housing & Planning Bill: ASH submission to the House of Commons Public Bill Committee