Michael Dennis Stagg
Interesting if people are to concentrate on recreation Design it is good to see it enacted in a site that needs some revival of life with use of local structural advantages.
Comment on: Piano wins planning for Shard's little sister
Would I get the impression Frank Lloyd Wright gets the boot as a brilliant design with Planning concerns built in and local character while Piano gets to wreck London without any moral or design character because there is money involved and stupid people slide down the very expensive glasswork for lousy provocative newspaper journalese ? I wanted to use that standard glass in low rise but if people slid on it I would prosecute them for copying geomorphic scour without due qualification, they did that to hydraulics in that insult to Diana. Nasty people sarcastic cynics incapable of design physics. London is sinking into the pit of clay as a large sewage production unit while Parliament plays games with Archictectural Structure safety and Planning quality. They really are evil and child destroying.
It is just a lot of rock slab arranged carefully so it does not fall over and gives the cat sun spots and the wife dusting of the walls to keep her occupied, what is the Problem ? it is character for England Wales Scotland, some of the best houses are in sandstone mudstone rugged low grade and high grade slate block marlstone even and of course the famour limestones and sometimes Millstone Grit. People have been known to make local culture in schist flint chert and clay, rather a lot in clay, some Brazil import ! Call themselves Conservation Architects ? OK so we have rain, but there are block without pointing on hillsides that seem not to allow the damp into walls. Perhaps they did not like the functional arrangement? Look at Cotswold that is all primitive Frank Lloyd Wright, pre era.
I hope they are paying for it privately from their companies and stocks and shares without any use of taxes as I am not, being so disgusted with RIBA I could spit it out of my mouth, Revelation, Sardis, total compromise, they still owe me my salary less tax and my pension without tax taken from it which they did not earn, so you sink into the London clays I am no longer listening to the sludge going slop back and forth. NCE made a comment on that in the 1980s concerning the sewer under Parliament. RIBA students ruined the College of Art and Design destroyed two Faculty Departments, Geotechnical and Hydraulic Design after that then they set about destroying Soil Mechanics, Civil Engineering, Water supplies, Flood control, Health and Africa South America China Arabia and all the mineral resources and our towns. Nothing to say about Stirling RIBA other than where are the building designs ?
Fat lot those pretend architects know about carbon nor weather I guess, once Architecture had an RIBA AA or ILA, now all it has is environmentalism money raking bullying and RIBA needs to seize back its Institute, badly, from the desolating sacrilege. That is why we need Planners and Vision. A teacher of computing made a serious comment you can do more damage dragging a sheet from a dot matrix than losing one jammed sheet of paper and she was a lady too. Even solar panels consume more materials and energy than they save the environment and don't get me started on those stinking windmill atrocities. Design please ! MDS BSc Wales. GCAD Senior Lecturer 1978