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Karin Templin

Architectural and urban designer, urban housing expert,  lecturer, writer, and editor based in Florence and London.

Karin Templin is a practitioner of architecture and urban design, academic, design lecturer, writer, editor, and urban historian with a focus on the development conditions responsible for the introduction and evolution of urban housing types and its roles in the formation of urban structure and public spaces. As a practitioner in architecture and urban design, she has worked internationally on large-scale urban regeneration projects and is an expert in urban housing.


She has taught and lectured at universities in the US, Italy, the UK, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. She has been a Senior Lecturer at Kingston University and a Design Fellow at the University of Cambridge where she ran a third-year architecture design studio entitled ‘Housing as Citymaking’ and runs the architecture summer course at the Florence Institute of Design International (FIDI). She is currently completing a PhD in Architecture at the University of Cambridge on the London mansion block. Karin is the author of Street Architecture: Work by Hans van der Heijden and the upcoming Mansion Blocks of London, commissioned by The Architecture Foundation. She is currently an editor of The Plan Journal.



8 Dunsterville Way

London, UK SE1 3RJ

Via de' Guicciardini 24

Florence, Italy 50125

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