ERA Architects

Paul Karakusevic on A New Era of Social Housing

ERA Architects, the Centre for Urban Growth + Renewal and the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design are pleased to present architect Paul Karakusevic of Karakusevic Carson Architects at the University of Toronto. Please join us Monday October 2nd for Paul’s lecture A New Era of Public Housing, focusing on more than a decade redefining social housing in the UK.

Paul’s recently published book and exhibition titled ‘ Social Housing: Definitions and Designs Exemplars’,  features 24 case studies across Europe from the new generation of architecture and design firms that are responding to the many issues dominant in social housing: high demand, changing clients, new funding methods, addressing how homes are delivered at scale, achieving high standards of design and with a new focus on city making.

Paul states:

This is an exciting time for public sector led housing across Europe. There are great things being done by local authorities and community groups in the UK and they are building with a confidence and a design ambition we haven’t seen since the late 1970s.

‘Social Housing: Definitions and Design Exemplars’ is available now from RIBA Bookshops, or can be found here.