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'Cold' architecture only speaks to the minority

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I'm writing in support of Bobby Open's letter (AJ 12.5.05). As a librarian I often see architects' magazines and, for me, a layperson, the world they depict is a million miles from the experience of ordinary people. Who lives in these bare, minimalist modern houses? Certainly you never see any people in the photographs. At the same time, you constantly sneer at the suburbs or commercial housebuilding, an insult to the millions who live happily in these kind of homes.

Let's face it, architecture is for the rich who can afford to build large modern houses and indulge in clean, minimalist interiors. For the majority of people, modern architecture is cold, ugly and alien. But I am sure you will dismiss all this as the rantings of an ignorant philistine and continue to wallow in your cosy little insulated, irrelevant professional world.

Mary Hothams, Teddington

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