Urgent Architecture

Urgent Architecture
Bridgette Meinhold, Norton, £35


Crisis, conflict, cost. These set the depressing scene for a whole lot of ingenious housing solutions. Alone, any one might claim to solve a major problem, but when grouped together with trendy graphics, titled ‘Wheelly’ and ‘Groovyyurts’, you start to wonder what the point is.

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Veronique de Viguerie captures the cathedral mid-blaze as those watching on from the ground or television feared there would be little left by dawn

Blazing landmark photographed by Veronique de Viguerie above the rooftops