I took the trouble to visit the LSE building and I find it over-contrived, ill-resolved (look at how the rain running down the facades is dealt with), and offering little empathy to the surroundings other than a reasonable match of brick colour. I'm sure the judges will be persuaded by the hype and vote it to win. Notable the votes at the BBC are evens Shard and Birmingham Library - LSE scraping a 1% better than Manchester to avoid being bottom.
Politicians do not want a national plan, especially one which proposes building over Tory voting green belt areas. URBED's idea s just 2,342 homes per year, which like Garden "Cities" is not an answer to lack of housing. We must be bolder - a few new cities of a million of more over the same period might have an impact on the shortage and lack of affordability. Or does the economy really depend on eve increasing house prices?
Comment on: Jane Duncan elected as next RIBA president
Well Darren, It's a full mandate… as you well know.
Comment on: The Diary of an Anonymous Architect #1
Unless agreed, it is not allowable to retain tools or equipment against losses. And surely this action will precipitate joiner no. 1's bankruptcy. Clients taking a dislike to tradesmen, and conversely liking bad tradespeople is a serious hazard. David Berridge