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Typology studies

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    Typology: PrisonSubscription

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

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    Typology: DamsSubscription

    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

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

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    Typology: AirportSubscription

    Once glamorous gateways to freedom, airports have become zones of consumerist tedium and state terror – but the emotional intensity of the departure gate endures

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    Typology: Public SquareSubscription

    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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