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Do New Buildings In London Have Shard Envy?

Do New Buildings In London Have Shard Envy?
Do New Buildings In London Have Shard Envy?, © Malcolm Chapman
© Malcolm Chapman

This interesting article by Oliver Wainwright at the Guardian reveals the trend in recent London architecture for "Shardettes" - smaller and usually cheaper imitations of Renzo Piano's famous design which Wainwright says "has become a beacon for designers bereft of inspiration." Highlighting four angular, glazed buildings that are either recently or partially constructed, he questions the quality of these miniature imitations and asks "is this Shardenfreude frenzy something to be welcomed?" You can read the full article here.

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Rory Stott
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Cite: Rory Stott. "Do New Buildings In London Have Shard Envy?" 31 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/511656/do-new-buildings-in-london-have-shard-envy/> ISSN 0719-8884
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