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By Kenneth Allinson and Victoria Thornton (Auth.)

This guidebook covers the very best and finest constructions accomplished in London throughout the interval 1984-1992. It covers a few a hundred structures and is supported by way of photos, line diagrams and maps. The constructions are prepared in geographical series

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The Circle Access: private In the case of The Circle - a large scheme of 302 apartments - there are three of these features which strike the visitor: a dominating circular arrival court emblazoned with startlingly blue tiles reaching up to gables, with a vaguely cartoonish profile, as if a giant owl ominously threatened - a profile apparently intended to be like giant vases; a vigorous patterning of the facades by balconies which are ostensibly propped by rudely cut tree trunks; and a large sculpture of a dray horse lending a note of historical authenticity and reassurance (the site used to stable such animals).

But the ground floor of the rotunda is a public exhibition space and most of the ground floor of the oblong block is freely accessible to the public. The latter has a 'circulation hall' shaped by a long curving, blue wall which faces onto the court through a glazed wall. As a project, the centre was marred by contractural difficulties generated by a design and build contractor going into liquidation. Fortunately, Chassays Architects had by then successfully achieved most of their objectives. 26 B11.

Reuters Technical Services Centre, 1989 Blackwall Yard, Gaselee Street, E14 DLR: Poplar Access: private; access to street; public walkway accessible only via prior trespass Richard Rogers Partnership Perhaps the Reuter's building is a poor man's Lloyd's. The building similarly places core features such as lifts and stairs on the perimeter, is of a similar scale to the City building and, like Lloyd's, it provides its piano nobile on the first floor. However, Reuter's is without the benefit of the generous Lloyd's budget or Rogers' expertise on the fit-out.

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