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Grand project

Architecture on television can be a risky business: too often the professional involved can appear snooty or thoughtless about the client's problems. So it was with a sense of relief that the last in Channel 4's Grand Designs series should have worked so well. The architect in question was Brighton boulevardier Alan Phillips, the project an interiors makeover at a Regency house off the front, the client a couple who had 'met Phillips in the pub' and ended up employing him. The project ...

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