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hellman

'A government supporting modern design and attempting to 're-brand' these islands is one thing, but to be seen eulogising newness while appearing to do so little to sort out the physical infrastructure - our railways, roads, buses, hospital waiting rooms, public utilities - of tired old Britain is quite another. That can best be described as disingenuous.' Jonathan Glancey on the opening of Powerhouse::uk. Guardian, 2.4.98

'If you find yourself attracted to modish barren interiors, seize the chance to live out that mistaken passion in restaurants . . . This is possibly the most valuable service that architect-designed restaurants provide - keeping architects out of your own home.' Fay Maschler. Evening Standard, 31.3.98

'One of the things that initially impressed his wife, Mary, when they first met was that he had a very boring car . . .' Giles Worsley on Sir James Stirling. Conde Nast Traveller, April 1998

'The wretched thing is just a big hut made of Teflon! It has no art, no adventure, no redeemable features. It is a monument to the ego of a limited number of people.' A verdict on the Millennium Dome from Bob Marshall- Andrews mp (commissioner of Future Sytems' Pembrokeshire house). Independent, 31.3.98

'Those who remember his record as mp for Knowsley have a civic duty to start watching Kilroy forthwith to prop up his ratings, if only to save Londoners from a fate worse than Archer.' Faced with a sharp decline in viewing figures, Robert Kilroy-Silk is threatening to give up tv and stand for Mayor of London. Private Eye, 3.4.98

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