Two new guides from Luis Diaz.

Studio 12 tutor Luis Diaz has put together two guides to entry sequences in housing estates as part of the first stage of his recent research project. The first guide looks at the evolution of entry and arrival sequences in British housing between 1715 and 2008. Sixty-six different entry configurations have been identified so far and each is documented with archival images from the London Photographic Archive, contemporary Google street views and Digimap site plans. The second guide uses the same documentary approach with 78 post-war housing estates in London revealing a more subtle but equally inventive period of design. Both guides are keyed into an interactive Google map that can be found here:
Although this work constitutes a rough draft of the early stages of the research anyone interested in acquiring a copy of the guides can email Luis at
The next stage will analyse how the entry sequences and spaces have been adapted from their original designs and how they contribute positively or negatively to the way inhabitants identify with the homes.