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Stephen Portlock

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  • Can buildings with special status meet special needs?Subscription

    28 August, 2003Updated: 6 February, 2009

    The challenge to make buildings universally accessible, in line with the Disability Discrimination Act, is more acute for listed buildings. Although some are making real efforts, they are often hindered by their status, writes Stephen Portlock

  • a life in architecture - nick broomfieldSubscription

    31 October, 2002Updated: 6 February, 2009

    A number of the favourite buildings of documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield are ones that he has built himself. 'I like to try to build something every year in between each film, ' he says. 'I find it really therapeutic. It uses a different part of my brain to doing films. . It's much more immediately creatively satisfying.'

  • a life in architecture - ann widdecombeSubscription

    3 October, 2002Updated: 6 February, 2009

    'I'm not a great connoisseur of buildings. I tend to say either 'ugh'or 'yes, that's quite nice'' declares Ann Widdecombe MP.

  • a life in architecture - paul footSubscription

    19 September, 2002Updated: 6 February, 2009

    The award-winning investigative journalist Paul Foot admits to a total lack of knowledge of architecture, and can only cite Foster's Millennium Bridge (pictured) as a structure which he likes. He is far more interested in the social aspects of building construction.

  • a life in architecture peter greenawaySubscription

    20 June, 2002Updated: 6 February, 2009

    Given the formal precision of his sumptuous cinematic tableaux, it is hardly surprising that Peter Greenaway is less interested in individual buildings than in the whole environment.

  • a life in architecture peter tatchellSubscription

    30 May, 2002Updated: 6 February, 2009

    With his tireless energy and ferocious intelligence, Peter Tatchell has never shrunk from controversy when fighting for human rights, but his views on architecture are hardly less provocative.

  • a life in architecture - alan bennettSubscription

    9 May, 2002Updated: 6 February, 2009

    The work of writer Alan Bennett conveys a very English sense of tradition. So, while his love for churches is hardly surprising, his passion for modern architecture is.

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