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One shutters to think why eyesores remain

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I enclose photographs of the building at Kings Cross in which I have a flat (see top).

The block is not especially remarkable, but its conversion from factory to residential use was handled with some care and sensitivity by the developer, London Buildings, and its architect, Harper Mackay.

You will notice the discordant, even offensive, double white shutters installed on the ground floor (and without planning permission or reference to the building's residents association). The company responsible says the shutters are essential for security. The other businesses on the ground floor have clearly resolved that issue with more discretion. The council has ruled that the shutters be removed. The company has appealed against the ruling.

Why is this of any interest to you or your readers? Well, the business is not a jeweller's or a lock-up for a local car repair service. It is an architect's practice. And its owner is that apostle of the apposite, John Pawson.

Do you or your readers have any suggestions as to how we might persuade him to remove these eyesores? We think its the least he could do...

Mark Revelle, London N1

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