The 1960s high-rise legacy: hailed or hated?

Duffy, Steven (2009) The 1960s high-rise legacy: hailed or hated? MA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation takes a look at the legacy left by the 1960s high-rise housing boom, which was adopted by the Government and architects as the solution to a post-war housing crisis. The reasons behind the ideas of high-rise are examined, before this dissertation focuses on the demise of high-rise living. The demise is examined through architectural grounds, political complications and social attitudes to discover why so many British high-rise housing estates became known as "sink estates" by the mid 1980s. Conversations with residents and visits to particular London schemes formed the basis of this evaluation of the high-rise legacy for today. The dissertation focuses in on a number of London case studies to discover how perceptions have changed over the years, since their completions, and what the result of the 1960s housing boom has left us with today; a time when social housing is starting to pick up again across our cities.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > Portsmouth School of Architecture
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:15
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/704

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