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What Can We Learn from Lloyd's?

What Can We Learn from Lloyd's?
What Can We Learn from Lloyd's?, © Flickr CC User Mark Kent
© Flickr CC User Mark Kent

Following the news that Lloyd's of London is planning to leave it's Grade-I listed headquarters designed by Richard Rogers, Edwin Heathcote has written an interesting article asking whether the Lloyd's Building - along with some other more spectacular failures of 'iconic' commercial architecture - can teach us anything about how we ought to design buildings. He argues that while high-profile design serves developers well, tenants seem to prefer bland yet functional corporate buildings, leading Heathcote to ask: shouldn't we be seeking something in between? You can read the article in full here.

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Rory Stott
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Cite: Rory Stott. "What Can We Learn from Lloyd's?" 05 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/513513/what-can-we-learn-from-lloyd-s/> ISSN 0719-8884
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