You draw lines on a ground plan, and you can set it up so that you can walk in the room and see what it looks like. If you want a new lounge, the program will show you what it would look like if you knocked the wall down.' Not an architect talking about his latest CAD software, but British actor Brian Cox, co-starring with Daniel DayLewis in The Boxer, the film released here on 13 March. Architecture is one of Cox's hobbies - a serious one at that, as he designed his own spacious home in Hollywood Hills.
Now he is helping friends to design theirs. Astragal hopes he has a licence to practise in California.