James Benedict Brown
Belfast / Glasgow
Comment on: Classical Architecture: Three Fallacies
I'm voting for a coalition of parametricism (AJ, 6 May) and classicism. They're so oppositional they're made for each other.
Comment on: Belfast looks to open door to more skyscrapers
At their launch last year, the Forum for an Alternative Belfast (FAB) highlighted the fact that the amount of vacant, derelict or unused land in Belfast city centre is equal to the area currently built on; in their words, room for an entire second Belfast in the city centre. There is a much greater need for rigorous qualitative architectural and urban analysis of projects in the planning system in NI: we don't need more buildings or taller buildings, we need better buildings.