Prince Charles’s 10 principles for architecture – and 10 much better ones

© Paul Grover/REX

© Paul Grover/REX

An unpleasant sense of deja vu occurs every time HRH The Prince of Wales comes down from Balmoral to pipe up about contemporary architecture. For more than 30 years now, he’s been the bane of the architectural profession, wielding his accidental power to influence the design not only of individual buildings and projects, but the entire debate about what architecture is, who it is for and what it should look like. So when the Architectural Review recently published his series of 10 principles for architecture, it was hard to know whether to go apoplectic or simply roll one’s eyes: “It’s that man again … ”

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