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Treasured buildings struggle for survival while the ugly flourish

Warehouses as luxury homes; foundries as visitor attractions - learning to cherish buildings which were once perceived as ugly is a national obsession. How ironic that we are so easily able to appreciate buildings which were purposefully 'undesigned' yet seemingly indifferent about buildings which are universally accepted as outstanding examples of their type. There are countless instances of institutionalised inconsistency as to what we value and what we don't.

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