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Missing the point

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Astragal met up with a chap from Soho Square-based architect Barton Willmore last week and was amused to hear a tale which the idiom ‘more haste, less speed’ may have been penned for. Currently working in the Middle East, the architect was baffled when on a site visit he noticed a neat bit of arrow-shaped shuttering which was waiting for a nice dollop of concrete. When he asked what in the name of Marvin Gaye it was, the site manager pointed to the neat black north arrow on the architect’s plan. ‘The trouble is that a lot of these plans look like works of art and they make what they see,’ explained the architect.

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