Category Archives: Housing

Housing as subject

Severely Constrained Design

When a design problem is severely constrained it becomes possible to generate all solutions to the problem. That is, it is possible to close out the problem. In the late 1960s and early 1970s the design of British Local Authority 2 and 3 … Continue reading

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A Dream World

A Dream World: A Celestial Geometer imagines a world made up entirely of the following diagram He asks a handy systems analyst newly arrived in heaven, after a life of endless toil working on CAAD, to design a computer database … Continue reading

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Aesthetics

Aesthetics: Successor to Plain and Provisional investigating what sort of aesthetics might be appropriate and sustainable. implicit order Repetition, grouping, alternation etc of elements effects perceived order. pattern                         … Continue reading

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Plain and Provisional

Plain and Provisional: A largely visual argument occasioned by 2 well known Manchester housing schemes. 1 Lovell East Manchester Exemplar Housing       In Venturi and Brown terms, this scheme is definitely a Duck. Plans manipulated to provide interesting … Continue reading

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