VS BIRD's Comments
Councils will simply get round this by tasking a member of staff to fast-track refusals. I know at least one council that's done that...
Love the coloured panelling, but other than that this seems an awfully brutal design for tiny children. Lots of hard surfaces to fall on and run into, sharp corners on fitted furniture, featureless corridors...and I can just imagine the accidents they'll have with the full height glass. And no colour, just white and concrete. Would I want to send my kids to such a sterile environment? No thanks.
I just hope the Green Deal Assessments are more expertly done than many Energy Assessments are. I've had energy assessors recommending cavity wall insulation for walls that are obviously solid (9" flemish bond), for instance; missing the fact that cavity wall insulation has been installed (different house, obviously) and other similar obvious errors...
Comment on: Living the high life
Yes to a good subbie, Justfacades, but without good design it's only workmanship...
Comment on: Shock email leak as ARB elections heat up
Does Brennan seriously think his comments are professional? This perspective on their attitudes towards 'ethnics' may possibly reflect a white male predominance that's also a part cause of keeping women out of the profession, especially at a high level. I wonder if he employs any 'ethnics'?
Comment on: The Diary of an Anonymous Architect #8
Seems to me that EH are following the entire philosophy of this government; do what you feel like and hang the consequences!
Of course there is also the alternative route of Architectural Technology if students do not get their first choice place. Quite a number of our students go on to become qualified Architects having studied with us at Southampton Solent.
It is obvious that this government is interested only in short term gain and is prepared to let the long term well-being of our planet go to hell - hell being a very hot place where global warming has, presumably, already happened. How many people with half a brain would simply kill a rising industry dead like this.
Comment on: Scotland demands VAT cut on refurbishments
Should have been done across the UK years ago...