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    Townscape and the AR: Humane Urbanism in the 20th CenturySubscription

    Essay7 June, 2013

    The Battles of Hastings: as pioneering proprietor and sometimes editor of The Architectural Review, Hubert de Cronin Hastings campaigned tirelessly for a more humane approach to building, planning and townscape; his ideas are more relevant today than ever

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    Faversham & Chipping Norton Subscription

    Essay21 September, 2011

    This townscape study analyses how councils’ inability to understand a town’s basic structures can sometimes result in insentitive road proposals that could inevitably harm their general character

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    The Townscape of tourismSubscription

    Essay21 September, 2011

    Stratford on Avon, centre of the British tourist industry and in the news with the Shakespeare quatercentenary celebrations, is the subject of this month’s townscape study. It has a lot to look at that is good, a lot that is bad, and plenty that is just ordinary

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    South Bank, LondonSubscription

    Essay21 September, 2011

    Townscape: this townscape study explores the opportunity to build a new West End on South Bank while giving London the real waterfront it has been missing for the last 200 years

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    A Latin quarter for LondonSubscription

    Essay21 September, 2011

    Townscape: the danger is that in all the controversy over a new site for Covent Garden fruit and vegetable market, Covent Garden itself, as a place, may be forgotten. If this happens, its special character could well be erased at one stroke by wholesale redevelopment. The nature of this character and the need to reinforce it in any new building are discussed below

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    In the TownscapeSubscription

    Essay21 September, 2011

    Townscape: when new housing is being planned, or old housing being redeveloped, weaving it into the townscape is as important - socially, visually and functionally - as the design of the houses themselves. This article discusses Britain’s recent failure to achieve this and the opportunities for doing so that still exist. It goes on to analyse, by comparing old and modem examples, the proper relationships between housing and the fabric of the town

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    Gordon Cullen: South Bank translated Subscription

    Building29 June, 2011

    English architect, designer, and influencer of the Townscape movement, Cullen presents the planning principles of which the South Bank exhibition was so triumphant before the permanent redevelopment of the area was undertaken