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Field diaries

ByPrue Chiles, Carolyn Butterworth

In the squeaky-clean world of the architectural journals the new house is described by

a particular sort of building study giving a critical view of formal, technical and material

approaches and setting these within the context of other buildings. This information is

then summarised in terms of the key roles, cost and contract. The user rarely features

either in the text or in the photographs. The house is presented finished, immaculate

and empty.