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Scale and Density

Murray, G. (2006) Scale and Density. In: Gordon Murray and Alan Dunlop: Curious Rationalism. Carnyx Group. ISBN 1903653371

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Abstract

Describes gm+ad's vigour and places their approach within 'critical regionalism'. Examines gm+ad echoing the 'disciplining geometry of the Glasgow grid-plan' States that gm+ad like to 'disrupt things a little': however, what might seem like a little disruption in Rotterdam or Los Angeles is seen in the UK as a major disturbance, and amongst sensitive Glasgow Grid fans as a step too far.