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Identity and Place: where do houses live?

Identity and Place: where do houses live?
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Self published
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Proctor & Matthews Architects
Clement Orillard
Kasia Gdaniec
Richard Smith

In 1974 architect Gordon Cullen observed: “People live in houses, but where do houses live? If they are homeless all we are left with is the typical, endless, featureless suburbia”. This publication presents the Proctor & Matthews' ten principals for placemaking - observations and strategies which help to guide the design of new neighbourhoods and develop ideas for establishing a strong sense of place. This is interspersed by a short collection of essays exploring the importance of understanding and defining concepts of Identity.