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Katherine Shonfield

The transfer of ships into buildings is a long-established myth of Modernism. The equivalent swap of building typologies into boats has a less respectable history. Anyone who has experienced a Thames 'pleasure boat' or a cross-Channel ferry will tell you that the shift of the architectural types of nightclub and supermarket respectively from dry land to water is more liable to induce the screaming heebie-jeebies than aesthetic admiration.

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