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Architects Journal
Bill Addis

  • A radical education

    11-Mar-1999

    While Sir Colin Stansfield Smith was chairing the riba deliberations on education of architects, about 100 (mostly foreign) delegates at this year's European Association for Architectural Education conference* were hearing about some of the more radical uk experiments, and particularly about a number of highly imaginative continental experiments, mainly from France, Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia. There, what it means to be an architect can be very different from the uk tradition, ...
  • Structural inspiration

    11-Mar-1999

    It is delightful that the Architectural Press has produced a second edition of Rowland Mainstone's Developments in Structural Form after a gap of 25 years, writes Bill Addis. It is the only book that has sought to collect together many of the noteworthy precedents from before architects and engineers existed, as well as more recent work, and to bring order to chaos in presenting them in a coherent and interesting way. Mainstone's book is not about architecture per se but about the technical ...
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