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a life in architecture adam hart-davis

'I like buildings that lead on to things, ' says Adam Hart-Davis, creator of Local Heroes, the television series based on scientific discoveries. The new visitor centre at Westonbirt Arboretum, near Bristol, proved such a place thanks to Henry Russell, head carpenter on the project. The centre is a traditional oak barn built in a form of cruck construction. 'When I first went there, ' says Hart-Davis, 'it was just a pile of oak trees lying on the ground.' The meeting subsequently led ...

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