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This is what we do : a Muf manual
Shonfield, Katherine, 1954-
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London : Ellipsis, [2000]

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237 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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NA968 .T55 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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A mixture of manual and monograph which outlines the working practices and projects of muf, a high-profile collaborative art and architecture practice committed to working in public spaces. An all-women practice with a string of innovative urban projects and the glory of having been sacked from the Millennium Dome, muf have obtained a certain notoriety, largely through media interest often focused on gender rather than their work as architects.

Table of Contents

Katherine ShonfieldAdrian DannattRosa Ainley
Surveying the Groundp. 7
The Lived and the Builtp. 8
Premature Gratification and Other Pleasuresp. 14
Collaboration: A Keyp. 25
Widep. 34
Borrowed Pleasuresp. 40
Space in Placep. 48
Pleasure Principles: Rules for Urban Designp. 63
A Car-Free London?p. 68
Shared Groundp. 78
Pleasure Garden of the Utilitiesp. 92
Form, Scale, Process: The Structural Properties of Researchp. 97
Museum of Woman's Artp. 108
Purity and Tolerancep. 110
Distinguished not Extinguishedp. 112
The Beach at the End of the Linep. 116
Sir Denys Lasdun Retrospectivep. 126
The New Art Gallery Walsallp. 132
Inhale/Exhalep. 139
Associatep. 144
The Hypocaust Buildingp. 150
On the Busesp. 156
Activity at the Eye Level of the Child and Other Marginalised Viewsp. 165
Ridep. 172
Surestart on the Oceanp. 178
The Geometry of Fundingp. 183
Saltiness of the Waterp. 188
Local Zone, the Millennium Domep. 190
Scarman Trustp. 198
Room for Doubtp. 213
Commentariesp. 215
Three Text Extracts in Homage to Three Lettersp. 216
Circuitous Progressp. 224
Cast Listp. 230
Project Chronologyp. 232
Bibliographyp. 234