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Typology

JC Prestwich & Sons, Mounts Baths, Northampton, 1936

Typology: Swimming Pools Subscription Required

1 August 2015

Sites of ablution, illicit heavy petting, athleticism, surveillance, leisure, racism and death: pools bring people together stripped of status symbols, but in ways profoundly marked by wider social conditions

typology

Typology: The semi-detached house Subscription Required

6 July 2015

Symbol of middle-class aspiration, conservatism and compromised individualism, the semi-detached house is England’s modern domestic type par excellence

Opera Index

Typology Quarterly: Opera Houses Subscription Required

25 October 2013

Since its birth in the Renaissance, opera has been claimed as a reincarnation of community-forming Greek drama, while being used to represent the power of the state - whether feudal, dictatorial or democratic

Wunderkammern

Typology Focus: Museums Subscription Required

19 December 2012

Museums arrange the world according to the changing way we see it: from Renaissance memory theatres and Baroque cabinets of curiosity, via Enlightenment typologies, to Modernist teleologies and the current vogue for environmental contextualism 

LARKINEDIT

Typology Quarterly: Offices Subscription Required

24 July 2012

Conceived in an era of command and control, constrained by paper and fixed technology, reflective of hierarchy and order with a culture of presenteeism and paternalism, the traditional fixed and stratified office is evolving to embrace more fluid and intuitive ways of working

Patients at St Bartholomew's Hospital, Lodnon in 1929 being wheeled out in their beds

Typology Quarterly: Hospitals Subscription Required

27 April 2012

Ancient civilisation advocated letting the wider world’s healing power flow through the body and mind, but the industrialisation of healthcare isolated patients from these larger contexts. From city centres to sylvan settings, today’s hospitals must reintegrate the public realm into the healing process