Ever since I attained my first position as an architectural journalist, back in 1981, I have been fascinated by how construction materials and components are made. In fact, looking back, my focus has always been more on the materials and processes than the design concepts and finished buildings.
It’s hard to know where this geek tendency comes from. I was not the kind of child who was always tinkering with broken bicycles or, later, motorbikes, unlike so many of my friends. I did play with Lego and Meccano, but not with the scientific zeal and engineering prowess of my brother, Chris. And a degree in English and American Studies hardly pointed to a career involving spanners and grease guns. To access the full article become a Diary of a Tile Addict member. - Signup
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