June 28, 2013 7:17 pm

Thoroughly modern melee

 Today we face the blunt reality of caring for 20th-century buildings that are already part of history. Ageing modernist houses represent a catalogue of masterpieces that must either fossilise as museums or face the irony of modernisation – repaired and adapted on 21st-century, energy-saving, appliance-friendly terms.

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