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'Social housing. Definitions and design exemplars' launched at RIBA

SBa's Urban housing and crèche in Geneva is featured in the recently published volume by Paul Karakusevic and Abigail Batchelor exploring exemplary public housing across Europe. The book is published by RIBA and was launched at the Social Housing exhibition currently open at 66 Portland Place.

Here are some of the reviews from leading architecture critics:

"Providing an astute survey of exemplar projects from the UK and across Europe, it should be essential reading for all students, architects and clients working in the sector."
Ellis Woodman, director Architecture Foundation

"This book is invaluable in showcasing impressively what can be achieved in designing and planning new social housing even now, but also in making clear the hoops councils are forced to jump through to provide it, and offering learning from elsewhere in Europe"
Owen Hatherley, journalist

‘A fascinating overview of social housing today. Complete with the essential nitty gritty details of plans, sections, budgets and timeframes, it's both a practical manual and optimistic manifesto for what it's possible to achieve, against all the odds.’
Oliver Wainwright, Architecture and design critic The Guardian