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Mass Factory Housing: Design and Social Reform

Kostourou, F; (2019) Mass Factory Housing: Design and Social Reform. Design Issues , 35 (4) pp. 79-92. 10.1162/desi_a_00567. Green open access

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Abstract

In the past, housing and homeownership have been used as media for social reform. This article looks at the socio-political agenda behind the birth of company towns and the role of architecture and urban design in shaping the social life of the inhabitants. The study examines Cité Ouvrière, a nineteenth-century mass factory settlement in Mulhouse (France), which provided workers with access to property. Through literature, archival, and design research, this article traces the incremental transformation of a uniform working-class housing scheme into an ethnically diverse and formally heterogeneous city quarter.

Type: Article
Title: Mass Factory Housing: Design and Social Reform
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1162/desi_a_00567
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1162/desi_a_00567
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Company town, social reform, mass housing, adaptability, working-class, homeownership, French history
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > The Bartlett School of Architecture
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10092362
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