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The classy in position / Arnold Berleant -- The sacred setting : an research of the sacred and its implications for place-making / Fran velocity -- What use is the genius loci? / Ian Thompson -- developing position ... at the seashore / Simon Unwin -- developing casual areas / Peter Kellett -- Migrant houses : ethnicity, identification and family area tradition / Didem Kilickiran -- groups of dread / Simon Richards -- layout within the urban : actors and contexts / Ali Madanipour -- The professor's condominium : Martin Heidegger's apartment at Freiburg-im-Breisgau / Adam Sharr -- Place-making : the concept of centre / Max Robinson -- Hybrid identities : 'public' and 'private' lifestyles within the courtyard homes of Barabazaar, Kolkata, India / Martin Beattie -- Diagonal : transversality and worldmaking / Andrew Ballantyne -- Modernity and the edge : psychologizing the locations in-between / Stephen Kite -- Transparency and catatonia / Kati Blom -- Siting lives : postwar place-making / Nathaniel Coleman -- 'Awakening position' : Le Corbusier at l. a. Sainte Baume / plant life Samuel -- chickening out to live : taking part in and truth at Muuratsalo / Sarah Menin -- From position to planet : Jrn Utzon's earthbound structures and floating roofs / Richard Weston -- The panorama of labor : a spot for the auto / Brian Carter -- Rooted modernity : reconstructing reminiscence in structure / Samia Rab -- Making our position : the Museum of latest Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa / Michael P.T. Linzey -- Architectural spoils : Francesco Venezia and Sicily's spogliatoia / Annette Condello -- Horizon within the Hamar Museum : an tool of structure and a fashion of web site / Suzanne Ewing

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Perhaps by the time we come towards the end of this essay, we shall be able to answer it. And, if so, what kind of place? But if we cannot respond, can we dismiss the question? ‘Place’ has become an ‘in’ word. From the mass media to advertising, from the travel industry to the real estate industry, from sociology to geography, the fascination with place testifies, I suspect, not so much to the discovery of a hidden value as to a widespread if unconscious lament over its absence. Many of us, particularly in the industrial world, inhabit anonymous environments whose bland sterility is disguised by shiny plastic and glass surfaces.

59. 8 Although the remnant wooden huts create a sense of a barren waste of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the brick-built camp of Auschwitz itself has quite a different quality, as Pelt and Westfall examine. R. W. Westfall, Architectural Principles in the Age of Historicism, New Haven: Yale, 1991. S. Casey, Getting Back into Place, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1993, p. x. See also A. Vidler, The Architectural Uncanny, Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 1994. S. Eliot, ‘Little Gidding’, Four Quartets, London: Faber & Faber, 1986, p.

59. 8 Although the remnant wooden huts create a sense of a barren waste of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the brick-built camp of Auschwitz itself has quite a different quality, as Pelt and Westfall examine. R. W. Westfall, Architectural Principles in the Age of Historicism, New Haven: Yale, 1991. S. Casey, Getting Back into Place, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1993, p. x. See also A. Vidler, The Architectural Uncanny, Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 1994. S. Eliot, ‘Little Gidding’, Four Quartets, London: Faber & Faber, 1986, p.

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