By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Your browser seems to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser.

Close

Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Close

On the attack

astragal

The theme of 'resistance and independence' was explored in relation to its political meaning in former colonial and dominion regions. There was also another take on the resistance to Modernism that came through critiques, such as its failure to be understood by the general public - for example, in the US by Jane Jacobs, and in Europe by J³rgen Habermas. Such views attacked Modernism's rejection of the past, the wholesale standardisation of the built environment, and the lack of regional contexts in many schemes. Returning to the UK to read CABE's attack on the mediocrity of contemporary housing struck a chord.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

AJ newsletters