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Charles Curry-Hyde

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  • Comment on: Curry-Hyde and Paul Weston Architects win planning for Suffolk waterside site

    Charles Curry-Hyde's comment 2 October, 2013 2:19 pm

    Thanks Laura, I note that the project was designed by "Paul Weston Architect in collaboration with Curry-Hyde LLP"

  • Comment on: Jay Merrick: What do the RIBA Awards say about architecture?

    Charles Curry-Hyde's comment 8 July, 2013 6:20 pm

    Sirs
    Re Whisstocks
    The credit here should go to Paul Weston who did the initial designs and then facilitated the process having it reworked. This would have challenged many others.
    Charles Curry-Hyde

  • Comment on: A Mayfair dandy: Eagle Place by Eric Parry

    Charles Curry-Hyde's comment 8 July, 2013 6:15 pm

    Sirs
    The Eagle building makes more sense to me as the 'interior" face of the rooms of each street, almost like one has split a Pomegranate open and turned it inside to out. Quite a different thing to Jim Stirling's work that was more concerned with the object.

    The cleverest aspect of the design is doing the continuity part required for an infill, whilst making it special and of its time. This used to be something architects did with ease, but like hand drawing is disappearing. Perhaps the two are connected, as taking the time to make hand drawings of one's buildings surely makes them more considered and particular.
    Charles Curry-Hyde

  • Comment on: Eric Parry's Eagle Place: AJ 04.07.13

    Charles Curry-Hyde's comment 8 July, 2013 6:13 pm

    Sirs
    The Eagle building makes more sense to me as the 'interior" face of the rooms of each street, almost like one has split a Pomegranate open and turned it inside to out. Quite a different thing to Jim Stirling's work that was more concerned with the object.

    The cleverest aspect of the design is doing the continuity part required for an infill, whilst making it special and of its time. This used to be something architects did with ease, but like hand drawing is disappearing. Perhaps the two are connected, as taking the time to make hand drawings of one's own designs surely makes them more considered and particular.
    Charles Curry-Hyde

  • Comment on: In praise of the quizzical line

    Charles Curry-Hyde's comment 28 June, 2012 9:49 am

    Hoorah, Jay. I recall a eminent architect/juror's response to a very simple set of pencil and chalk sketches, presented for a building near an ancient monument; "I am not exactly sure what you are proposing, but I think I would like to find out" - and we will. Drawings leave space for discovery, where CGI's don't.