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BENEATH THE RADAR?

A few weeks ago I lamented the low profile of higher education for the built environment (Blog, 29.03.11).  It’s easy to feel paranoid about this sort of thing – perhaps all academic disciplines feel they are under-regarded.  And yet!  Writing … Continue reading

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LONG LIFE AND LOOSE FIT

An RIBA President of the 1970s (Sir Alex Gordon) coined the phrase ‘long life, loose fit, low energy’, as a maxim for good building.  I’ve always liked that, but few others seem to remember it.  The low energy bit is … Continue reading

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