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Growing stylish The quality of exhibits at Landscape 99 shows that landscapes could be more interesting places than they often are BY BARRIE EVANS

The Landscape 99 exhibition, mostly devoted to hard landscape, included a sharpness of design ideas often missing from the hard landscape designs we see around us. Not on every stand, but evident. Is it just that hard landscapes are designed down to a price or cut back as the project budget gets used up? Often they look like space left over after building rather than achieving a sense of place, as is notable in Barcelona. Lack of source materials is evidently not the problem.

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