By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

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

Close

Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Close

SUGAR AND SPICE

ASTRAGAL

Make Architects sweetened up Sir Alan Sugar last week with a radical building confection known as the Wave on the final of The Apprentice. The concept (see www. ajplus. co. uk/ astragal for images) helped eventual winner Simon Ambrose steal the £100,000-ayear job from underneath hotfavourite Kristina Grimes' nose.

Ken Shuttleworth made a star turn on the show, suggesting that perhaps Kristina should abandon her initial concepts as they bore more than a passing resemblance to Neo-Fascist architecture. Before meeting Make, the candidates practised tall building architecture with Play-Doh (as you do). The outcome was a building akin to a one-fingered salute - perhaps a gesture to Sugar's eccentric approach to line management.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

AJ newsletters