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LETTER FROM THE NETHERLANDS

Every year the summer season brings not only Wimbledon but also the arrival of the Netherland's Architectural Year Book. This year, one is increasingly aware that concrete is, more than ever, being hidden behind the more complex, aesthetically baroque, compositions of contemporary architecture's dramatised skins. The Netherlands is, surprisingly, learning to show off. Are we seeing the return of ornament; a new kind of narcissism? Sensational design is the new paradigm. The lamentable ...

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