OCAD is new Peckham - no visit necessary
What a predictable and humourless response from Matt Harding (AJ 8.7.04) to my letter (AJ 1.7.04). No, I haven't visited Will Alsop's OCAD building. I don't need to bother as I've seen Peckham Library, which bears more than passing resemblance to OCAD. My point was that seeing the same old, tired, predictable and selfconscious aesthetic solution reworked time and again is getting rather boring. Perhaps if Mr Harding could give some examples of Alsop's work that aren't either horizontal slabs on sticky-out legs or amorphous blobs in the landscape (such as Barnsley's masterplan), I'll gladly revise my opinion on the paucity of Alsop's ideas. Amorphous blobs on sticky-out legs don't count.
Now don't get me started on Libeskind or Gehry? Roy Mittins, London N8