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Our very own Deyan Sudjic is reassembling his 1980s Blueprint team to give Domus , which he now edits, a Brit makeover. Luminaries such as critic Rowan Moore and designer Simon Estersen are involved - should be fun. Whether the editor can do justice to his weekly role at the Observer is another matter. A recent column criticising the government's Better Public Buildings document claims that 'turning the pages of the report you will find Will Alsop's library in Peckham. . .' he must have a different copy to everyone else's, since it is not included, though it was mentioned by Tony Blair when launching the document. And he claims that CABE, which was involved in drafting the report, suggests 'bureaucratic procedures' are the answer, rather than 'individual clients determined to make their mark'. In fact the document urges all public authorities to appoint design champions individually responsible for the appointment of designers.

More homework required, possibly on the plane to Milan.

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