Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Getting with the times

  • Comment

Gone are the glory days of architects wearing dicky-bows and talking animatedly about the Parthenon. Forget the roll-neck sweaters and get down to Diesel because to be an architect today you need cool credentials. Just look at the über-cool developers down at Urban Splash; most of them were involved in the ’80s with the infamously anarchic Factory Records; the music label that typified the Madchester scene. And now the RIBA is catching on. Spotted recently in its celebrity-tractor beam of a restaurant was former Smiths lead guitarist, Johnny Marr, and New Order’s front man and Factory favourite Bernard Sumner, giving an interview to the Independent. Apparently, they’re releasing a ‘Best of…’ album of their Electronic collaborations from ‘back in the day’. So you’d better buy it, and while you’re at it get yourself a Parka jacket and repeat the phrase ‘Y’alright arr kid?’

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.