Poundbury // The New York Times

Poundbury, Dorset, photographed for The New York Times. The town of around 4500 people, is the brainchild of King Charles III, built upon Duchy Land and using architectural styles from at least 100 years ago- there’s no concrete buildings or glass towers in sight. Construction began in the 1990s and is due to finish in a few years. For years, Charles has spoken out against and attacked modern architecture. His 1987 book ‘ A vision of Britain’ outlined his belief that architectural styles should focus on regional and historical styles as well as using local materials to minimise environmental impact. 

The full article can be found here https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/23/arts/design/king-charles-architecture-poundbury.html

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