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Typology

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    Typology: Market hallSubscription

    31 October, 2018 By Tom Wilkinson

    The market hall shelters a cornucopia of delights, but the traffic and mess it generates presents a challenge to planners

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    Typology: Law CourtSubscription

    14 September, 2018 By Tom Wilkinson

    From Kafkaesque labyrinths of columns and arches to the abstraction of Modernist towers: the representation of justice in a world ruled by its absence is an intractable task 

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    Typology: PrisonSubscription

    11 June, 2018 By Tom Wilkinson

    To confine, secure, rehabilitate or punish: the prison has several, sometimes contradictory aims, but however humane its approach, penal architecture is essentially cruel

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    Typology: Buildings for animalsSubscription

    16 April, 2018 By Tom Wilkinson

    Designing buildings for animals has prompted an extraordinary range of responses, from palace to cat flap, which say more about humans than the residents

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    Typology: BathhouseSubscription

    13 February, 2018 By Tom Wilkinson

    Since time immemorial, and from continent to continent, saunas or bathhouses have played a community role, stripping their users of social distinctions and affording a rich seam for architects

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    Typology: Public toiletSubscription

    29 November, 2017 By Tom Wilkinson

    From the pissoir to the sanisette, from the communal to the stand-alone pod, from male to female provision, a rich seam of history runs through toilets

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    Typology: ShopSubscription

    13 September, 2017 By Tom Wilkinson

    Sacred lair of the commodity, its mysteries veiled by plate glass: who can resist the lure of the shop? 

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    Typology: HotelsSubscription

    7 August, 2017 By Tom Wilkinson

    Anonymous rooms for anonymous and rootless lives, the hotel has long been a giant metaphor for modernity

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    Typology: DamsSubscription

    22 June, 2017 By Tom Wilkinson

    The control of nature promised a world transformed for the benefit of humans, but have gigantic dams drowned such hopes?

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    Typology: SkyscraperSubscription

    13 May, 2017 By Tom Wilkinson

    Soaring expression of the individualistic spirit of capitalism, logical extrusion of land values or irrational, anti-urban monster?

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