Tom Wilkinson's stories
Typology: Housing EstateSubscription
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
Outrage : ‘The destruction of social housing has been legitimised by conservative urbanism’s useful idiots’Subscription
As we attempt a return to low-rise, high-density streetscapes in our cities, those on middle and lower incomes are each time displaced
Now that we’ve scraped the Giardini dust from our shoes and scrubbed the Aperol from our party frocks, can anything practical be taken from Aravena’s Biennale?
Typology: New townsSubscription
Creating new urban areas from scratch may appear to be a utopian exercise, but more frequently it entrenches existing systems of power
Typology: Corporate campus Subscription
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?
Carlos Ott’s campus for the multinational IT subsidiary of Tata Group was the largest office complex in India
Suzlon’s corporate HQ is one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the world
The giant Apple-filled doughnut bears a resemblance to the Cold War-era corporate campus of defence contractor General Atomics
Haus der Stille in Frankfurt by Karl + ProbstSubscription
An unassuming oval space caters for a university campus’ range of faiths
Now a Christian space, this building was originally for multiple faiths brought together by the 1992 Olympics