3 March 2021 – Found on the web: a lecture by the dean of Yale about everyday architecture. Prof. Deborah Berke uses an image of our Houses with Two Doors at Oranjeboomstraat for this statement:
An Architecture of the Everyday may be Generic and Anonymous.
Much like the package in the supermarket with the black letters on the white background that does not carry a brand name – but is still a perfectly good container for its contents – the generic does not flaunt its maker. It is straightforward. Un-ostentatious, it can lurk, loiter, slip beneath the surface, and bypass the controls of institutionally regulated life.