Aiton Court: Relocating Conservation between Poverty and Modern Idealism

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dc.contributor.author le Roux, Hannah
dc.contributor.author Hart, Brendan
dc.contributor.author Mayat, Yasmin
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-19T07:36:56Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-19T07:36:56Z
dc.date.issued 2013-01
dc.identifier.citation Le Roux,H; Hart,B and Yasmin,M. 2013. Aiton Court: Relocating Conservation between Poverty and Modern Idealism. do.co.mo.mo. vol 48. 2013/01 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/14209
dc.description.abstract Aiton Court, in Johannesburg, is a case study in how heritage and economics clash in economically constrained cities. This iconic and formally innovative Modern apartment block from 1937 is located in an area where the income levels of tenants are now very low. Although the building is protected by legislation, the viability of its restoration is being further tested by a rent boycott. The article covers the building’s history, and questions how to approach its conservation differently, given the strong demand for housing at a cost level that would be excluded by purely market–led gentrification. We propose that locating conservation strategies in relation to the building’s history and to other subsidies aimed at the public good may provide other routes to preserving Aiton Court. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher International committee for documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the modern movement en_ZA
dc.subject Aiton Court, Johannesburg, architecture, heritage, modernism en_ZA
dc.title Aiton Court: Relocating Conservation between Poverty and Modern Idealism en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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