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October 25, 2013 7:32 pm
From elegant Queen Anne terraces and genteel Georgian garden squares to stolid Victorian streets, the fabric of London’s domesticity is invested in brick. London’s most architecturally inventive buildings are also built from brick, including Giles Gilbert Scott’s Bankside Power Station. But for much of the 20th century, glass and steel were regarded as the materials of modernity. Now architects are slowly readopting the humble brick as the city’s fundamental building block once again, with some surprising results.
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