Mr Glancey must now realise he has been searching for something that cannot work. Contemporary architecture, as practised by the current architectural establishment, cannot be successfully introduced into Windsor Castle. It would be an alien element.
A design solution based on a thorough understanding of architectural history is required. This was the approach consistently adopted by all the architects working at Windsor, from Hugh May in the 17th century to Wyattville in the 19th century. It is also the right approach now.
R. J. P. TAYLOR
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