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Cornices are acceptable in old buildings but most architects opt for set corners or shadow line in modern buildings. When a buyer is looking at open houses it is a safe bet if cornices are present no architect was involved in the design. Just because the promo for a sale says "architecturally designed" is no guarantee an architect was actually involved.

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Melissa Treadgold Architect, Sydney, Australia

Great article about a very important issue - often forgotten on the job! So worth getting it right!!

   

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