‘A house is a machine for living in…’ Le Corbusier (1923)

‘But I thought that all that functional stuff had been refuted. Buildings aren’t machines.’ Student

‘You haven’t understood. The building isn’t the machine. Space is the machine.’ Nick Dalton, Computer Programmer at University College London (1994)

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