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David Berridge

David Berridge

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  • Comment on: Architect rethinks plans for threatened East End oddity

    David Berridge's comment 28-Apr-2015 10:00 am

    Given that over the years the owners have ripped off the roof, removed al internal walls and floors, and the shop-front element, the architects have little left to play with. The value of the building is its expression of the power of the small business against the large. A power perhaps gone, now that local and national government can side with the developers to purchase property compulsorily.

  • Comment on: Row hits 'templated' first-time buyer homes drive

    David Berridge's comment 3-Mar-2015 5:27 pm

    Julian No problem with standardisation, if there is true choice between a number of systems. Not just Farrell's design. The main cost of any dwelling nowadays is the land, inflated beyond belief by planners, builders and NIMBYS holding back. And terrace housing is OK - not what you design though, and not quite what is being proposed. … and people loved tower blocks when they were first built…

  • Comment on: Row hits 'templated' first-time buyer homes drive

    David Berridge's comment 3-Mar-2015 10:51 am

    What they want is "housing", what people want is "houses". Much better to dole out the land to individuals and let them get on with it, rather than this top-down life-style choice imposition.

  • Comment on: Brindley leaves RIBA in 'member focused' shake-up

    David Berridge's comment 3-Mar-2015 10:43 am

    Thank you AJ for interpreting the management speak ( which BD did not attempt, and for the comments from John Assael. It is very much the line - even from RIBA Councillors - that the RIBA Charter is about Architecture, not Architects, but they forget to read what it says on the tin - RIB Architects, not Architecture.

  • Comment on: Cabinet Office to judge BIM ‘speed design’ contest in Newcastle

    David Berridge's comment 24-Feb-2015 12:21 pm

    At first I thought the photo was of the winning design. Why would something designed in one day be likely to be better than another scheme designed in 4-8 weeks? Other than to cut fees of course…

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