Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch

30.Burton Place

Glenn Howells Architects
Completed 1995
Copyright: Glenn Howells Architects

Screening is used in housing design to create a permeable membrane between the residents within, and the outside world. The dialogue between the inhabitant and the street takes place through a range of architectural features such as windows, shutters and grilles.

Some people choose inward-looking homes, with very few openings to the exterior, to create a heightened sense of defensible space and privacy. Others opt for a more transparent existence, maximising the possibilities of apertures, to liberate themselves from the confines of their residential shells.


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