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Towards a municipal housing blueprint: the Architects' Panel competition and its aftermath, 1918–1919.

Towards a municipal housing blueprint: the Architects' Panel competition and its aftermath,... Few pieces of legislation have impacted on the Scottish built environment with greater consequence than the 1919 Housing, Town Planning (Scotland) Act, which, famously (and a month after the passing of equivalent legislation for England and Wales), established the framework for the nation's first fully co-ordinated programme of municipal house building. Although the broad outlines of the early phases of the housing programme are familiar enough' less attention has been paid to events in the period leading up to the Act, as the architectural profession made preparations to exploit the opportunities provided by Government intervention. This paper throws light on some of these activities and brings focus to bear on the ‘Architects Panel’ competition of November 1918, highlighting the importance of the publication that developed from this and the significant points of difference the episode affirmed between conventions of council house design north and south of the border. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architectural Heritage Edinburgh University Press

Towards a municipal housing blueprint: the Architects' Panel competition and its aftermath, 1918–1919.

Architectural Heritage , Volume 11 (11): 43 – Jan 1, 2000

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Edinburgh University Press
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Copyright © Edinburgh University Press
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1350-7524
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1755-1641
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10.3366/arch.2000.11.11.43
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Abstract

Few pieces of legislation have impacted on the Scottish built environment with greater consequence than the 1919 Housing, Town Planning (Scotland) Act, which, famously (and a month after the passing of equivalent legislation for England and Wales), established the framework for the nation's first fully co-ordinated programme of municipal house building. Although the broad outlines of the early phases of the housing programme are familiar enough' less attention has been paid to events in the period leading up to the Act, as the architectural profession made preparations to exploit the opportunities provided by Government intervention. This paper throws light on some of these activities and brings focus to bear on the ‘Architects Panel’ competition of November 1918, highlighting the importance of the publication that developed from this and the significant points of difference the episode affirmed between conventions of council house design north and south of the border.

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Architectural HeritageEdinburgh University Press

Published: Jan 1, 2000

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