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If the cover star of the current issue of the Radio Times happened to be watching the box last night, he doubtless enjoyed what he saw. The Secret Life of Buildings was right up Prince Charles's avenue, with the architectural critic Tom Dyckhoff skewering a variety of extravagant modern buildings for being soulless novelties rather than functional spaces. Top of his hate list, the building that he thinks made it acceptable for architects around the world to indulge their fantasies at the expense of what actually works, was Frank Gehry's famously outlandish Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. Dyckhoff thinks that "architects have forgotten the purpose of social buildings" and that "the Bilbao effect" has produced an epidemic of Guggenheim clones, turning this memory lapse practically into a credo.

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Tomislav Ivic

Tomislav Ivic, who died on 24 June aged 77, was a former coach of the Croatian national football team. One of his country's most successful coaches, Ivic (left, AP) won championships in five different countries. During the 1970s Ivic landed three league title and four domestic cups in the former Yugoslavia with Hajduk Split. He also went on to win titles with Ajax , Anderlecht, Porto and Marseille, and had spells as coach of Yugoslavia, Croatia, Iran and United Arab Emirates.

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