Enclosure – repetition – hierarchy paradigm

This ‘design paradigm’ adopts three linked principles, namely enclosure, repetition and hierarchy, to generate a layout, in particular for public housing. The small scale localised enclosures, each one supposedly corresponding to a small and identifiable community, are seen as the primary element of new housing area, and are organised in a repetitive way to create the enclosure of enclosures, or cluster of clusters, to build local communities at the higher level.


Hillier, B. (1988) Against Enclosure, in eds. N. Teymur & T. Markus, Rehumanizing Housing, Butterworths.pp. 63-88.