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Mad dash – 17.09.07

Astragal often ponders how many more houses we really need. If you listen to the organisers of the Living Steel modular housing contest, the planet must build 4,000 ‘housing units’ every hour for the next 25 years if we are to meet the massive 40 per cent growth in global demand. Closer to home, the bar has been set slightly lower but appears similarly unobtainable. According to sources within the Olympics, at least two-and-a-half units a day will have to come out of the ground to realise ...

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