Keeping up with . .
by phil on Thursday Aug 7, 2003 4:49 PM
Keeping up with . . .: "Contextualism has three major variants; formal, informal, and holistic. Formal contextualism is seldom a popular topic with designers. Practised by most housing commissions, formal contextualism is often seen as overly restrictive and simplistic. It involves the legal restriction of window heights, building setbacks, overhangs, and acceptable colours or materials."