Touch Housing

  • This project includes the Touch housing estate in Dunfermline, which was first established in the 1970’s and currently places in the 10% most deprived areas 
in the country according to the Scottish index, soaring from 1,319th place to 470th since 2004.
This project includes the Touch housing estate in Dunfermline, which was first established in the 1970’s and currently places in the 10% most deprived areas 
in the country according to the Scottish index, soaring from 1,319th place to 470th since 2004.

While these figures appear bleak and depressing at first, the area provides as many potentials as it faces challenges. The layout and spatial arrangements and proportion of open space to build areas are far advanced to current affordable housing layouts but lack definition, purpose and have failed to create a sense of ownership.

The key in retro-fitting social spaces and structural planting is to understand the design concept of the original Raeburn Estate and intervene where it has failed.

In addition this project is part of Fife’s buzzing project to create and enhance native wildflower meadows that will provide foraging habitat for pollinating insects and other wildlife.

Category
Community & Placemaking, Housing & Residential
Client
Fife Council
Status
Concept Design Oct'16