Golden years

Critical design: Cecil Balmond’s work is rooted in the patterns of nature, as here at the Coimbra Bridge in Portugal.

A hundred years from now, historians will regard this age as a flowering of British design – though they may be puzzled that the power was concentrated in so few hands

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