A Tale of Two Cities: between Foster and Adjaye

Deyan Sudjic 

In a London experiencing a once in a century restructuring, with the transformation of a succession of run down inner city slums from Clerkenwell to Hoxton into desirable urban neighbourhoods which have followed each other in quick succession to stake their claims as the most fleetingly fashionable place in the city, there aren’t many places like Poplar left. Miles to the east of the city’s original core, it is a surviving fragment of a London of everyday ordinariness under siege from all directions... [+]

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