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a life in architecture

The artist Patrick Caulfield, 63, introduces a building he has grown fond of apologetically. 'It's quite mundane,' he says of the listed 1915 fire station, by C C Winmill, in Lancaster Grove (below), near his Camden home. It reminds him of a toy fire station - 'You expect toy engines to come rushing out of it' - yet he finds it surprisingly elegant and says he would love to live in it. With its steeply pitched roof and dormer windows it looks strangely domestic, apart from the ornate ...

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