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MacDonald And Salter

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Christopher Macdonald and Peter Salter have worked together since 1982, first as instructors at London’s Architectural Association and then as creative partners. For them as for so many young architects today, the disciplines of teaching, research, theory, and design coincide and complement each other. The most common vehicles for this quartet of constructive activities are the architectural competition and the self-initiated proposal. The competition is a particularly effective forum for testing ideas within stated and anticipated parameters of program, site, size, and community expectations. It is also a way to challenge these restraints to discover whether they issue from necessity or from habit. Determining this is perhaps the primary task of the architect, and the difficulty of doing so is often the major impediment to innovation.

Through competition entries and other proposals,

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