HAPPI in practice: designing for independent living

Tim Bell, Bell Phillips Architects, for the Housing Learning and Improvement Network (HLIN)

Designing for an Autonomous Community – Bruyn’s Court,

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Image courtesy of Bell Phillips Architects

Publication: 2018
Ranking: useful

Using the HAPPI design principles this case study in South Ockendon, Essex describes an inclusive design that focuses on the specific needs of the residents without necessarily creating “specialist housing”.

In Tim Bell’s words:

“This is a design which uses general needs housing as a template, but with a particular emphasis on creating
community and catering for the physical needs of people in this age group. It is intended that the building
will require minimal management from the council, thereby reducing the ongoing financial burden on the
council, whilst empowering the residents to live an autonomous and sociable life”.

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