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They demolished a whole town

You wouldn’t think that the demolition of an entire town centre could happen without most people realising. Yet unless you live in or near Bracknell, you probably wouldn’t know that the main shopping area has been razed and rebuilt. It’s an interesting town, as it was chosen as one of seven new towns to house […]

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Why open plan isn’t always the best option

The new iPhone has been released with the usual fanfare, but what interested me about this particular launch, is that it was done from the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple Park in Cupertino, California. It’s a custom-built £3.8 billion development – part of a modern “campus” designed specifically for Apple by Foster + […]

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Are these buildings concrete boxes or a thing of beauty?

Certain styles of architecture are prone to creating divisions and disagreements. They are what some people would describe as “Marmite”. You either love them or you hate them. Brutalism is one of those jarring styles, with its concrete boxes and upside down ziggurats. You can guarantee that when a Brutalist building is set to be […]

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