Tom Wilkinson's stories
Eileen Gray (1878-1976)Subscription
From furniture designer to architect, why has Gray found such belated prominence?
A low-budget project mixes semi-detached houses for first-time buyers with terraced dwellings for social rent
This cunning project crams a surprising number of dwellings onto a small plot sloping down to the River Ouseburn
530 dwellings across three blocks on a housing estate
Linked Hybrid in Beijing, China by Steven HollSubscription
Eight towers linked by a public ‘skyloop’ on the 18th floor
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
Suzlon’s corporate HQ is one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the world