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Pruitt Igoe - the film

posted 02.14 in news.

You know the photos and the footage. In case you don’t here it is, complete with prevailing attitude courtesy of Robert Hughes. According to Hughes, “every sort of Corbusian amenity” did not “improve” the tenants,...

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Monty Python's Architect Sketch

posted 07.09 in resources.

Some tips on how to present to your client. A Youtube commenter suggests that the video is based on the Ronan Point tower disaster of 1968, in which a gas explosion ripped the corner off a housing tower. More on that at Youtube: BBC: Ronan Point 50...

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