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The rise and rise of ugly buildings

The rise and rise of ugly buildings

An inelegant new neighbour to Foyles bookshop on London’s Charing Cross Road is typical of buildings whose components seem to have met on a blind date. So how do they end up like this? Ilona Rose House, a new development of Charing Cross Road, London, designed by MATT Architecture for Soho Estates. Photograph: Antonio Olmos/The Observer It would have looked good in the...

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Antonio Olmos Charing Cross Road Ilona Rose House London Louis Sullivan MATT Architecture