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Typology

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  • Lomonsov_university

    Typology: UniversitiesSubscription

    6 October, 2015 By Tom Wilkinson

    The university is one of the oldest surviving institutions in the western world. It has colonised the globe, its architecture reflecting the prevailing ideology – of which it is the reproductive machinery

  • tomb of Rene de Chalon

    Typology: TombsSubscription

    16 September, 2015 By Tom Wilkinson

    A sealed volume, the tomb has no interior – or if it does, you really don’t want to go there. The exterior, by contrast, is a screen onto which we project our hopes and fears about the other side of life

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    Typology: The semi-detached houseSubscription

    6 July, 2015 By Tom Wilkinson

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

  • JC Prestwich & Sons, Mounts Baths, Northampton, 1936

    Typology: Swimming PoolsSubscription

    1 August, 2015 By Tom Wilkinson

    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

  • Typologyindex

    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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    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: SchoolsSubscription

    29 March, 2012 By Christian Kuhn

    In the industrial era, schools developed as highly controlled environments to instil the discipline to thrive in a machine age. Now, to prepare pupils for success in a knowledge economy, the evolving typology is more fluidly conceived to provide flexibility, connectivity, and spaces for social and educational encounters

  • Hull

    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: Public SquareSubscription

    2 March, 2017 By Tom Wilkinson

    When human particles collide in the accelerator of the square, the public comes into being – as evanescent as an unstable element

  • Typologyindex

    Typology: PubSubscription

    15 September, 2016 By Tom Wilkinson

    Idealised as a comforting refuge and a site of warm conviviality, the public house can also be divisive

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