Revealed - Exploiting context in design
The first of a series of three one-day courses in partnership with English Heritage in East Midlands.
If people are to continue to enjoy the benefits of historic places, it is architects and their clients who will make it happen. This is the first of three one-day courses in partnership with English Heritage. All three will feature leading practitioners who will help you pass on a legacy to future generations.
This session explores how to develop an understanding of context which will enrich and stimulate the creative process. Rather than inhibiting design or resulting in derivative solutions, a sound understanding of the site’s context can allow for an intervention which enhances its surroundings and is both distinctive and sympathetic.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
Develop an understanding of the historic character and significance of a development site, in itself and in its wider context
Utilise these inherent assets of the site’s character, significance and context in generating design concepts
Ensure a design outcome which capitalises on and enhances the building’s context and contributes to public enjoyment of its location.
Speakers and sessions include:
Reading place: the impact of context on design: Peter Larkham, Professor of Planning, Birmingham School of the Built Environment, Birmingham City University; co-author, Shapers of Urban Form (University of Chicago)
Renewing place: the impact of design on context: Joe Holyoak, the Custard Factory, Birmingham
Design in context, a practitioner's view: Jon Phipps, Lathams
Building design in the context of the National Planning Policy Framework: Clive Fletcher, English Heritage
The day will also include a practical charrette featuring a site in the city centre.
Further sessions in the series entitled 'Revealed' are:
Make a note in your diary now and look out for further details!
English Heritage booking form (pdf 57kB)