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Defining moments

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More definitions, this time courtesy of our very own Louis Hellman:

Conserpation - Anally retentive reverence for all things old.

Relevation - Facade design received in dreams.

Divercity - Japanese under-water metropolis project.

Matereality - Residential home for aged, upper-crust female parents.

Ribald - Current architect president.

Extenshun - Additional accommodation for NCOs.

Pompocity - La Ville Contemporaine.

Arbitraitor - One who switches allegiance between architectural institutions.

Remake - To negotiate Dutch deconstructed stair.

Cabeability - Qualification required to pronounce on building design quality.

Rapacity - Downtown area populated by ethnic performers.

Function - Brave, uncompromising modernity.

Flexability - Tough, uncompromising modernity, etc.

Archaetect - Advisor to Prince Charles etc etc.

Incidentally, I am told that in Munich, Alsopping, as in Will Alsop, means 'painting something into existence', which is more agreeable than last week's rather rude definition. No offence intended.

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