Nicolai Ouroussoff takes his pen to KieranTimberlake’s design for the new American Embassy in London. The critic does not mince words, calling the plan “bland.” Where the article gets interesting is in Ouroussoff’s discussion of architecture as camouflage. Can a building be both welcoming and defensive? How does the design fit the current mood of the nation. Both questions, and more, are assessed.

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