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By Roger B. Ulrich, Caroline K. Quenemoen

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A significant other to Roman Architecture offers a complete assessment of the severe matters and methods that experience reworked scholarly knowing in contemporary many years in a single easy-to-reference volume.

• deals a cross-disciplinary method of Roman structure, spanning know-how, historical past, artwork, politics, and archaeology;
• Brings jointly contributions by means of major students in architectural history;
• a necessary consultant to fresh scholarship, protecting new archaeological discoveries, lesser identified constructions, new applied sciences and house and construction;
• contains wide, updated bibliography and thesaurus of key Roman architectural terms.

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It was quite fascinating to observe the very different attitudes of the seven architects in a highly competitive, yet still social, situation. While others demonstrated their athletic or social prowess, my contribution was to continue talking calmly to the bank’s project manager while having a cup of scalding coffee poured over my groin. Interestingly, we were the only firm who stayed on in the city after the briefing, studying the various departments of the Bank and getting to know Hong Kong and the site.

DN: I seem to remember that some years later, during the warm-up for the Hongkong Bank, there were so many people one Thursday for the weekly lunch that Norman and Wendy didn’t manage to get enough food. It became obvious that the original idea wasn’t really working any more, and it was abandoned. Our café in Riverside Three is a direct descendant of “Thursday lunch” and serves a similar purpose as a social focus. MQ: But I have used the present café on a daily basis over several months, and you certainly couldn’t describe it as a focus of communication.

Norman’s return journey to England was both lengthy and fascinating. He finally arrived in London, where he was met by the Rogers in their Mini. Theirs was the classic early model of the car, unbelievably small on the outside yet seemingly quite spacious within. It provided an enormous contrast to “the vast, gas-guzzling monsters” that Norman had just left behind in the USA. The Rogers’ flat was also small. It was located in Hampstead, beneath the studio home of Henri Henrion, a celebrated and successful international designer, whose corporate clients included such giants as the Dutch airline, KLM.

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