I thoroughly enjoyed Roy Mittins' response ('OCAD is new Peckham - no visit necessary', AJ 15.7.04) to my letter and fully intend to embrace his time and cost-saving notion of only visiting one building upon which all future judgements can be based.
Having, for instance, visited several Le Corbusier projects in past years, I need never make the effort to go to any others; equally, Ludwig becomes tedious - once you' ve seen one Miesian corner, you've seen them all.
Oh - my apologies, I almost forgot - the H¶tel du DÚpartment des Bouches-du-Rh¶ne, Marseilles: not an 'amorphous blob' in sight. Vive la difference!
Matt Harding, Leicester