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In the papers today: 07.02.08. Glazed courtyards and cartoon penguins

Norman Foster’s campaign, together with his High-Tech henchmen, to glaze over every courtyard in the Western world continues unabated with the opening of the Smithsonian. Comprehensive coverage in the Independent, although for some reason the pictures of the scheme are not online, just the text.

The Independent, in a special supplement called 'Schools for the Future' has decided that the Bristol Brunel Academy is Britain’s first ‘eco-school’. The author writes eloquently that 'sustainability is on the agenda big-time', presumably because because the sinks are made out of recycled yoghurt pots. It’s not online.

Steve Bell’s If… cartoon in the Guardian proposes a scheme for the ‘Angel of the South’ sculpture competition: an enormous penguin with the words 'Unlike Ebbsfleet, I Exist' emblazoned across its chest. It’s the best piece of architecture/urban design criticism I’ve seen in ages.

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