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a life in architecture; david marks julia barfield

Once David Marks and Julia Barfield mention the Palm House at Kew, its connection with their Ferris wheel, due to be erected this week, becomes obvious. When they entered Burton and Turner's masterpiece after its 1980s refurbishment, before replanting, they were astonished by the lightness of the structure. Marks describes it as 'the perfect symbiosis of architecture and engineering', the quality aimed for in the design of the wheel. They had found it earlier in a very different building, ...

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