Posts Tagged: social class

Dizzying Inequality

Ben Wheatley’s film High Rise, a multi-story about decadence and class war in a Brutalist housing estate in London, brought plenty of images to my mind when I saw it. The first was a tower built by Ábalos & Herreros in

Dizzying Inequality

Ben Wheatley’s film High Rise, a multi-story about decadence and class war in a Brutalist housing estate in London, brought plenty of images to my mind when I saw it. The first was a tower built by Ábalos & Herreros in

Adam’s House in Paradise

A cluster of 1960s courtyard houses in Lambeth, London. The courtyard house may be ancient, but it is still contemporary and modern. This became apparent to me on a recent trip to London, during which I was fortunate enough to

Adam’s House in Paradise

A cluster of 1960s courtyard houses in Lambeth, London. The courtyard house may be ancient, but it is still contemporary and modern. This became apparent to me on a recent trip to London, during which I was fortunate enough to

Collective Intelligence, or Collective Stupidity?

The above image is circulating on the internet accompanied by all sorts of captions of all sorts of cities on all sorts of continents, showing us how images, so easily appropriated and manipulated today, are deployed toward all sorts of

Collective Intelligence, or Collective Stupidity?

The above image is circulating on the internet accompanied by all sorts of captions of all sorts of cities on all sorts of continents, showing us how images, so easily appropriated and manipulated today, are deployed toward all sorts of

Morning Delivery

The maintenance of buildings is somewhat of a taboo subject in architectural discourse, which actually says a great deal about the kind of social class values in which the second-oldest profession is steeped. If the very definition of architecture is

Morning Delivery

The maintenance of buildings is somewhat of a taboo subject in architectural discourse, which actually says a great deal about the kind of social class values in which the second-oldest profession is steeped. If the very definition of architecture is

Everyday Camouflage in the City

[Originally published in Lotus International # 126. Earlier versions published in proceedings of Second Savannah Symposium “Authenticity in Architecture” (2001) and in On Site Review #9] Introduction “Finally the journey leads to the city of Tamara. You penetrate it along streets thick with

Everyday Camouflage in the City

[Originally published in Lotus International # 126. Earlier versions published in proceedings of Second Savannah Symposium “Authenticity in Architecture” (2001) and in On Site Review #9] Introduction “Finally the journey leads to the city of Tamara. You penetrate it along streets thick with