Lines of Descent – Architecture Today, October 2017

Lines of Descent – Architecture Today, October 2017

By George Saumarez Smith

Making measured drawings gets me under the skin of old buildings, says George Saumarez Smith.

There is a rule passed down in architecture school that whatever you think of old buildings, you should never try to copy them, Many reasons are given, wrapped up in derogatory language: it would be a denial of being modern. Not honest. A pastiche. When I was a student this presented a big problem.

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