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It never rains but it snores

Astragal was fortunate enough to attend the treat that was the Architectural Review’s annual conference, which was bursting with high-profile names such as Peter Cook, Ricky Burdett, Terry Farrell, Richard MacCormac, David Mackay and Zaha Hadid. The stars trooped on and off the RIBA stage like an architectural parody of Band Aid, but even this feast of designer names didn’t stop one hapless delegate from nodding off during a David Mackay solo. The snores were low and monotonous at first but then grew into a rattling din, waking even the dozer himself. Perhaps 40 winks during the break would have been wiser?


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