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We Need Better, Not Fewer, Buildings

We Need Better, Not Fewer, Buildings
We Need Better, Not Fewer, Buildings, Sight lines to St Paul's Cathedral are the most fervently protected views in London. Image © Make Architects
Sight lines to St Paul's Cathedral are the most fervently protected views in London. Image © Make Architects

In this intriguing article in the Telegraph, Stephen Bayley critiques protecting cities' "traditional" view corridors out of nostalgia (or fear of bad architecture). On the premise that "not all development is bad" and that "the only cities that do not develop are dead ones", Bayley argues forcefully for better, rather than less, city building. You can read the full argument here.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "We Need Better, Not Fewer, Buildings" 23 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/488807/we-need-better-not-fewer-buildings/> ISSN 0719-8884