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Air Con? 25th August 2006

James Fergusson (September) portrays a seemingly polar choice between glamorous, seductive air-conditioning, and a medieval existence, featuring punka-wallahs and ice-walled palaces. But designing buildings so they achieve comfortable conditions with reduced energy usage is mainstream—Norman Foster’s gherkin is the most visible recent example. Where has Fergusson been for the last 20 years? Tim Sweetman London W12

The English question 9th September 2006

Despite the resurgence of Englishness analysed in your symposium (August), a break-up of Britain is hard to imagine, even if the momentum supporting it were to grow significant. A number of…

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