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Typology

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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

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    Typology: Artist StudioSubscription

    17 February, 2017 By Tom Wilkinson

    The studio reflects the changing status of artists through time, from the humble workspace of art workers to the hallowed ground of masters

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    Typology: CrematoriumSubscription

    14 November, 2016 By Tom Wilkinson

    Our final encounter with architecture increasingly takes place in crematoria but, despite an association with modern bureaucratic society, the type has a long history

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    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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    Typology: Housing EstateSubscription

    12 August, 2016 By Tom Wilkinson

    From the green quadrangles of medieval almshouses to towering banlieues, the history of mass housing represents architecture at its most high-minded – which makes its failures all the more painful

  • Lucio Costas plan for Brasilia

    Typology: New townsSubscription

    17 June, 2016 By Tom Wilkinson

    Creating new urban areas from scratch may appear to be a utopian exercise, but more frequently it entrenches existing systems of power

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    Typology: Corporate campus Subscription

    17 May, 2016 By Tom Wilkinson

    With the 1940s came a compulsion to move headquarters from the inner-city sprawl to more tranquil environs out of town. Is the resurgent migration a retreat to a natural idyll or a calculated isolation?

  • Rothko Chapel

    Typology: Multifaith Subscription

    21 April, 2016 By Tom Wilkinson

    Religious belief systems remain powerful and distinct but, alongside the differences, comes a call for greater tolerance and cohesion. Can the worship of different gods take place under one roof?

  • JV Wall Fire Station Gloucester

    Typology: Fire StationsSubscription

    3 February, 2016 By Tom Wilkinson

    The fire station is a unique blend of domesticity and workplace, with the engines brought as close as possible to the living quarters in search of the world’s briefest commute (preferably via pole)

  • Marseille cinema gorska montaut

    Typology: CinemasSubscription

    12 January, 2016 By Tom Wilkinson

    Gloriously kitsch picture palaces engulfed the masses in darkness, while opening virtual space through the screen