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London's Mayor will be looking for a new home

Letter: Building on Lottery

Sir: At the Heritage Lottery Fund we were heartened by Sir Roy Strong's article "Learning to love the lottery"(20 November).

All rise for the superstar architects

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Architecture: A very smooth transfer...

What is the most important feature of an airport lounge? Comfortable seating. What will travellers be sitting on in Cathay Pacific's new waiting area at Chek Lap Kok? Concrete. And they love it - minimalism has really taken off.

Design: Take a look at Britain's new tourist traps

Will Millennium fever and lottery funding turn our country into a giant theme park?

Games People Play: John Davies, 52, Sculptor

IF YOU'RE in the right frame of mind, on a long train journey or half awake, you can play the game of reveries. It's using your mind to travel about the place. Surfing your own Internet, I think I'd call it.

Creativity

Our request for things to do with a Panama hat, a tin of sardines and a packet of Polos has been met with some suspicion by AJ Brewer. "At first sight," he writes, "the Panama hat seems to be the odd one out. The sardines are wholesome, the Polos are holey - could it be that the Panama hat is in mint condition and therefore qualified to join the others to form this trinity?" On deeper reflection, however, he has decided that the polos are in fact Magic Circles to be used to pull rabbits out of the hat. The rabbits could then be bred, which, with the addition of an "a" from Panama (which has more than its fair share of them) would make bread to eat with the sardines.

The square route of Norman Foster

A walker's promenade in the heart of London has been approved by Westminster council, writes Mark Rowe

At Home: Get a (shelf) life, and get yourself organised ...

Fitted shelves

Eating out: Neighbourhood watch

VILLANDRY; 170 Great Portland Street, London W1N 5TB. Tel: 0171 631 3131. Open Monday to Saturday from 7.30am to 10.30pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Average dinner price per person, pounds 25 without drinks. Credit cards accepted

Millenium: The third lottery giveaway - pounds 220m to build the future

The Millennium Commission yesterday announced its third and final phase before winding down next spring. Nonie Niesewand, Architecture Correspond ent, reports that it is giving away pounds 220m of Lottery money to 71 projects nati on- wide that will open in 2000.

Environment: A vision of the heart of London without traffic

Traffic is to be restricted in London's two greatest squares, transforming them for the benefit of pedestrians.

THE BEAST WITH TWO BACKS- BUILDINGS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY THE ARMADILLO, GLASGOW

Norman Foster's Armadillo is photogenic - but is there substance behind the spectacle? By Robert Nesbitt

Property: Hold on, these could be famous

We decorate here, we decorate there. Yet there is one spot in our homes that frequently escapes our attention. Rosalind Russell grasps the issue - the doorknob.
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