The horizon of the A17


A few views from the A17, a fascinating if dangerous road. Earlier this year I wrote about a bit of roadside castellation in Lincolnshire. Taken at the end of a subsequent roadtrip, these views are quick snaps from a couple of roadside lay-bys along this road. I’m very interested in how architecture in a rural context can emphasise the flatness or nearly-flatness of a landscape. A complete opposite of the meaningless cul-de-sac-ia of contemporary rural housing developments, I love how these two rows of council houses are arrow straight both in plan and along the horizon