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18:12

For the younger generation of architects, the row between Prince Charles and Richard Rogers is a complete turn-off. It seems beside the point. Sean Griffiths [Fashion Architecture Taste] ... says, fairly typically, that last week's spat over the Chelsea barracks site is "an outdated, irrelevant argument, like Chelsea Pensioners still fighting world war one".

Whether a building has a modern or traditional style is low on the list of preoccupations of the rising stars of the new generation - who claim in any case to be rather less interested in being "stars". "It's not an argument my peers and I discuss," says Tom Emerson [6a] ... "It's just not interesting. It belongs to a generation who saw a real opposition between contemporary practice and history."

The young generation with a new vision to build Britain, The Guardian Observer

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