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'I wouldn't ban cars but I'm quite happy to keep out all those bastards from the Home Counties, that's a good idea' Will Alsop on how he would tackle the job of Mayor of London. Time Out, 7-14 May

'Where's that famed quality control now? Does Lord Norm know he's proposing bathrooms off dining rooms and threemetre main bedrooms? Does he even know he's doing the job?'

Elizabeth Farrelly on Foster and Partners' scheme for the Regent site in Sydney. Sydney Morning Herald, 29.4.03

'Le Corbusier is a major figure but a small architect' Oscar Niemeyer. Independent on Sunday , 4.5.03

'If I were to do my job as a proper architecture critic, I should tut-tut about its haphazard construction and inconsistencies in designBut this is one of those singular London buildings that make the city worth living in' Rowan Moore on Ricardo Legoretta's Fashion and Textile Museum, now open to the public.

Evening Standard, 6.5.03

'The gentrified East End of London is tamer than Orpington. Manchester has been given more makeovers than Cher. What was so wrong with scruffiness?

It's what we do best' Richard Morrison. Times, 5.5.03

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