chris Dyson's Comments
beautiful and sensible wonderful use of concrete
beautiful and elegant
Expandinhg Heathrow is not an option for those who live there or most londoners. the new island is a good idea and one that has been around for some time before boris picked it up for that reason it makes sense, the east has benefited hugely from the olympics and the improvement in infrastructure that brought with it. the birds will find a new home in the estuary the ship can be moved these are poor excuses for delaying sensible economic development of a much blighted area of the thames estuary.
fits well in context almost classical in proportions and form the rotunda seen over roof tops most elegant
i completely support these views, we must make it easier for talented women architects to follow through their careers in a fulfilling way that will ultimately benefit society. we must lead the way as a developed nation in a sensible and pragmatic way.
This is great news!, we can all look forward i hope, to a much welcome strategy for the growth of our city...some people will be very busy over the holidays!
Comment on: George Ferguson elected new Bristol mayor
Good news for George and Bristol in particular! Well done and good luck!
Comment on: Stirling Prize 2012: AJ 11.10.12
This is great news and long deserved credit to a very fine practice who needs bells and whistles in these times. High quality Architecture delight in detial and materials made to last a very long time. it must have been a difficult choice my second would have been David Chipperfield the gallery is a delight and i am sure will win other awards. An excellent turn out displaying UK design talents are very strong!
A beautiful and imaginative scheme by Hall McKnight respectful of context and imaginatively modern. A breath of fresh air good to see them win! I wish them the best of luck delivering the scheme.
Comment on: Malcolm Fraser to champion Scottish high streets
How about some ideas for occupying these empty shops; living in them, for instance, might help potential use of the often redundant upper parts. As banks can often not lend for mortgages above shops. if planning could be more flexible allowing for change of use then people could take over the entire building including the shop. This in turn would encourage populating the high street and all the positive self policing and community values this brings with it...at least this might work until small businesses have the chance to grow again. From my own experience, a small business is often are formed from the living room/back room or study space.