High Density Living: Review

'High Density Living' (Sripriya Sudhakar and Lucia Cerrada Morato, 2020) The great shutting in of 2020, now extended into the new year, has shown city dwellers how great their cities are: by denying them use of their city's features. City life—in its usual, non-pandemic mode—is stimulating. This is even true for families, who are often supposed … Continue reading High Density Living: Review

Where the authenticity happens

Since my earlier post on architectural phenomenology, in which I tried to tease out some problems that seem to me to go the core of the phenomenological sub-culture, and to the core of Heidegger’s writing in particular, I’ve noted some more points. In an attempt to keep things manageable, I’ve decided to put these in … Continue reading Where the authenticity happens

Baugruppen & infra

The organisation responsible for the redevelopment of London's Olympic park held a public consultation recently - specifically a consultation on a parcel allocated to residential development - so I went along. The offer was a fairly standard mix of private for sale and affordable (i.e. subsidised) housing; no baugruppen in sight. I had a couple … Continue reading Baugruppen & infra