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Ian Goulty

Ian Goulty

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  • Comment on: Space standards adopted in radical shake-up for homes

    Ian Goulty's comment 30-Mar-2015 5:07 pm

    Like you say Paul, radical change is needed.

  • Comment on: Space standards adopted in radical shake-up for homes

    Ian Goulty's comment 30-Mar-2015 3:39 pm

    Sorry, don't know why that posted again.

  • Comment on: Space standards adopted in radical shake-up for homes

    Ian Goulty's comment 30-Mar-2015 3:36 pm

    Imagine if we combine good design with plenty of space. I doubt there are many who buy a car the size of a mini that don't then move to something bigger, unless they already have something bigger and its a second car. Nobody I know has ever happily reduced the size of their car. Small houses and apartments (and cars) are generally ok for certain situations and periods of peoples lives, but generally, most people want a house, with a bit of private garden, and plenty of space. I have lived in houses and apartments and for quality of life and contentment the house wins every time. As indeed I suspect it does for most people. Perhaps as Architects we should be mindful of our past of telling other people how they should live their lives. It is not our place to do so.

  • Comment on: Space standards adopted in radical shake-up for homes

    Ian Goulty's comment 30-Mar-2015 12:54 pm

    Imagine if we combine good design with plenty of space. I doubt there are many who buy a car the size of a mini that don't then move to something bigger, unless they already have something bigger and its a second car. Nobody I know has ever happily reduced the size of their car. Small houses and apartments (and cars) are generally ok for certain situations and periods of peoples lives, but generally, most people want a house, with a bit of private garden, and plenty of space. I have lived in houses and apartments and for quality of life and contentment the house wins every time. As indeed I suspect it does for most people. Perhaps as Architects we should be mindful of our past of telling other people how they should live their lives. It is not our place to do so.

  • Comment on: Universities don't exist to create oven-ready students

    Ian Goulty's comment 9-Feb-2015 4:48 pm

    I guess the question is what are Universities supposed to do for their 9 big ones per year? I certainly embarked on the training with the belief that I was being trained to be ready to practice as an Architect. If universities don't want to be required to 'train' architects maybe they should tell the truth on open day that they think it isn't their job to train you as ready for practice. Better yet, maybe the RIBA and ARB should make it an accreditation requirement that universities tell students this before they sign up. I wonder how many students would sign up to racking up this massive debts if this was the case..........

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