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My goodness, what a lot of sources there are for the patterns of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris' Unity towers, if your Building Study is to be believed (AJ 01.03.07). Vorticist paintings, chaos theory, Paul Monaghan's mum's name in Morse code - perhaps my kitchen sink would come in handy?

Am I alone, though, in thinking that this sort of 'random' patterning - certainly now a cliché - is just an easy way for architects to be 'interesting'? I wonder how irritating such buildings will soon seem?

Ivor Patterson, Banbury, Oxfordshire

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