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Old 04-11-2008, 02:03 PM   #9
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Re: Ablarc?

I'm quite impressed with the Dilworth Crescent project. Not only is it well designed and executed, it was built in the early- to mid-90s, long before there was a proven market for anything like this.

As for some of the other cruddier work, I get the impression that Ablarc is one who listens to his client more than his ego, meaning if they demand (and only have the money for) a piece of shit then that's what they'll be getting.

I remember him once telling a story of how he designed a grand staircase for some public project, and having to delete it from the design because they felt it looked too expensive ("that quixotic architect is wasting the taxpayers' money!") even though the project was within budget.
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