Valuing form and function: Perspectives from practitioners about the costs and benefits of good apartment design

Moore, T, Horne, R, Martel, A, London, G and Alves, T 2014, 'Valuing form and function: Perspectives from practitioners about the costs and benefits of good apartment design', in Beau B. Beza (ed.) Proceedings of the 7th International Urban Design Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, 1-3 September 2014, pp. 71-77.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Valuing form and function: Perspectives from practitioners about the costs and benefits of good apartment design
Author(s) Moore, T
Horne, R
Martel, A
London, G
Alves, T
Year 2014
Conference name Designing Productive Cities
Conference location Adelaide, South Australia
Conference dates 1-3 September 2014
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 7th International Urban Design Conference
Editor(s) Beau B. Beza
Publisher Urban Design Australia
Place of publication Queensland, Australia
Start page 71
End page 77
Total pages 7
Abstract Methods for placing values on good design are under-researched in Australia. Without a rigorous evidence base, costs are anticipated and benefits unrecognised. This paper presents an overview of the current state of the value of good design research for the built environment, and reports upon a series of interviews with experienced building industry stakeholders in Australia and the UK. The research finds that while the benefits of good design are recognised by building practitioners, these are not being consistently translated into exchange value and are therefore not being picked up in mainstreaming best practice. In order to raise the quality of design there is a need to develop ways to measure and articulate these benefits to housing producers and consumers.
Subjects Urban Design
Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Value
good design
apartments
building industry
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