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Fidel Meraz

Fidel Meraz

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  • Comment on: London skyline being built by 'dirty Russian money' says Rees

    Fidel Meraz's comment 2-Jun-2014 10:04 am

    ...I guess buildings working as deposit boxes can store any money, dirty or clean one. It does not need to be Russian. And the fact that the money is stored in the UK speaks about the state of its society allowing this to happen as much as the developers and investors. First we let money to become the absolute god and then we do not want to be dominated by it. You cannot having it both ways. It may be more complex, I know...

  • Comment on: Last chance to fill out the survey: Should the title of architect be protected?

    Fidel Meraz's comment 7-Mar-2014 4:08 pm

    ...using the title of architect to sell professional services should be legally framed and regulated. However, the right to use the word architect attached to one's name as a title gained studying and legitimised working as a professional in a different country should also be granted. One should have the right to be called architect even when one is not legally allowed to sell professional services that are limited by the UK law. The way in which sometimes the RIBA or the ARB approach the title looks as if somehow a word could have been privatised. Also, architecture is older than architects. Certain forms of adapting, extending and self building, among others, could be allowed as a right to make one's place in the world. In particular when access to affordable architecture is sometimes impossible for people economically challenged. Controversial I know...

  • Comment on: Last chance to fill out the survey: Should the title of architect be protected?

    Fidel Meraz's comment 7-Mar-2014 1:18 pm

    ...using the title of architect to sell professional services should be legally framed and regulated. However, the right to use the word architect attached to one's name as a title gained studying and legitimised working as a professional in a different country should also be granted. One should have the right to be called architect even when one is not legally allowed to sell professional services that are limited by the UK law. The way in which sometimes the RIBA or the ARB approach the title looks as if somehow a word could have been privatised. Also, architecture is older than architects. Certain forms of adapting, extending and self building, among others, could be allowed as a right to make one's place in the world. In particular when access to affordable architecture is sometimes impossible for people economically challenged. Controversial I know...

  • Comment on: Southbank plans face major rethink after Boris backs skatepark

    Fidel Meraz's comment 17-Jan-2014 10:08 am

    I am convinced that creative architectural talent is able to offer a solution which keeps the skaters where they seem to have collectively agreed to stay and at the same time gets from the design solution those areas to let that would allegedly cover financial gaps to maintain the free-art-for-all offer. The negative side of this note, one could argue, is that decisions about cultural assets are still taken in a vertical way rather than in a horizontal negotiated one and that more and more profit seems to be central to projects rather than the civilised dwelling in the city.

  • Comment on: Very like a whale

    Fidel Meraz's comment 4-May-2012 10:34 am

    ...as a conservation work the intervention could be challenged by certain orthodoxy, however it looks like a celebration of the fortunate survival of a monumental piece and its re-insertion into the collective life. What conservation in architecture should be about, I think. I look forward to be around the big fish...

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