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Our orthodoxies are beyond belief compared with Africa

A few days in South Africa's Western Cape, reflecting on contrasts between home and abroad, suggested that topography and weather aside (that is some aside), there were few. This underscored my observations when, before departure, I reviewed the first English projects of two international foreign architects. Both spoke a great deal about the pleasure of working in specific places, then presented projects that were particular to their oeuvre alone. This was fine as their oeuvre is unique ...

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