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114eoe_LONDON, AUSTRALIA

Look out the office window: do you see any kangaroos? London, England, a city in the United Kingdom. London, Ontario, a city in Canada. London, Belize, a village. London, Equatorial Guinea, a village. London, Finland, a section of Jakobstad. London, Kiribati, a small city on Kiritimati. London, Nigeria, a village. London, Limpopo, a village in South Africa. London, Mpumalanga (Noordprovincie) in South Africa. London, Mpumalanga (Graskop) in South Africa and now: London, a city in Australia.

114eoe_MODERNISM + THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE CLEAN WHITE BATHROOM 1:

That which is not present is not necessarily that not wanted. Take the humble bidet for example. As a fitting, the bidet is today not commonly present in most modern bathrooms. Does the bidet’s absence from the British bathroom landscape, mean that standards of hygiene have regressed from Victorian times or has the humble bar of soap (via Ecosoapia dispensers) taken over? Visibility does not always equate to desire. The bidet’s disappearance probably has more to do with the spatial economics of bathroom real estate than any societal improvement in personal cleansing.

In Asia personal hygiene includes a separation of hand tasks: left = kitchen, right = bathroom…

114EOE_MIDCENTURY MODERNISM AT YOUR FRONT DOOR!

Modern architecture is arguably most manifest in its formalisation of social housing. Yet sometimes the tight aesthetic constraints of Modernism – white walls and shadow gaps – restricts self expression. In this space it is the Front Door which is frequently the last bastion of identity…

114eoe_BATHROOM ARCHITECTURE

Where private housing has demoted architecture to an exercise in designer bathroom fittings…



114eoe_FLAT FRONTED URBANISM!

Beauty is only skin deep. Facadism is Facism + AD. Its an oil of U-land kind of thing.

114EOE_TERRACE LANDSCAPE.

114eoe_ISLINGTON – A “COUNTRY + WESTERN CITY”.

As the city becomes increasingly concerned with street appearances due to conservation policies, real estate appeals… architecture is being flatten into two-dimensions. The fake facades of the single street town depicted in many Hollywood country and western films today can be found in many cities whose urban development policies prioritise ‘how things look from the street’ over how buildings are actually used. Even in Islington it is possible to see the Country and Western town as the historic facades are lobotomised from the living spaces behind…