The knack; How to build a sandcastle
You need a bucket and spade and a landscape expert, says architect John Pawson
Saturday 26 July 1997
I'm not a great one for flags and accessories, but I do like repetition. My father liked steps, which are repetitive (That's me as a child in the image, with one of Dad's castles). He was in the rag trade, but he would have liked to have been an architect. My kids, Caius and Benedict, are 11 and 7, and building sandcastles is the one thing they can do together without fighting - it's a great leveller. Fathers should try not to be obsessed. Building sandcastles always starts out for the children but you often see the father taking over and getting irritated with the children, who get pissed off and walk away"
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