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Typology

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    Typology: PalaceSubscription

    8 August, 2019 By Tom Wilkinson

    Big houses for feudal rulers advertised the right to power of those within, while protecting them from the people they exploited to build them – today, the tradition continues in the hands of oligarchs

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    Typology: PierSubscription

    15 April, 2019 By Catherine Slessor

    Devised by pleasure-seeking Victorians but now undermined by social change and physical neglect, does the building that defined the seaside have a future?

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    Typology: Power stationSubscription

    27 February, 2019 By Tom Wilkinson

    Faced with planetary catastrophe, does the future of energy generation lie in a return to its historical origins?

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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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