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This article interrogates the articulation of architecture and home through the lens of residents’ domestic narratives in Claremont Court housing scheme (1959-62), Edinburgh. The Scottish tenement, a housing form underpinned by the Victorian domestic model, is the backdrop for the exploration. While Claremont Court dwellings are a representation of the modern home, the spatial arrangement of the scheme builds on Victorian working-class tenements. Such paradoxical conflation of domestic images within the design of Claremont Court serves as a framework for the exploration of the domestic narratives of five households through the use of semi-structured interviews. In revealing conflicting narratives of home ‘either side of the wall’, the findings problematize the wall as domestic boundary and contribute by showing the spatial relation between housing and its context as a culturally specific device in the construction of home. This, the article expands on the symbolic meanings of the home’s ‘interior’ and ‘front’.
- Basil Spence
- Scottish tenements
- architecture and home
- home boundary
- modern domesticity
Architectural identity and community formation: the case study of modernist Claremont Court housing scheme.Costa Santos, S., Nov 2019, AHRA 2019: Architecture & Collective Life.
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