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editorial

It's official. Architects are now on mingling terms with the residents of Number 10. But was last night's shindig simply an exercise in collective professional climbing, or a real indication of changes to come? As might be expected, much was made of Blair's personal commitment to improving the quality of governmentcommissioned buildings.What was surprising was the extent to which he appears willing to be pinned down as to exactly what this 'commitment' might entail.

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