Eddy Rhead's Comments
I would say 'It seemed like a good idea at the time' but ....................... it didnt.
"A Grade II-listed building on the site and other buildings associated with statutorily listed structures would be removed to make way for the facility." Removed? To somewhere else? To landfill?
Greenest government ever?
It may be an impertinent question but where on earth is the £80m coming from? Its surely an obscene amount of money to be spending at the best of times?
Oh the irony.
Oh dear. Thats not very good is it?
Comment on: HS2 Euston revamp threatens AHMM scheme
So a double decked solution would be too expensive and 'difficult to navigate' eh? Can i suggest the DoT take a visit to the 5 level Berlin Central Station to see how it should be done in that case?
Comment on: Top 10: World's most spectacular modern churches
All these beautiful new churches around the world but in the UK we are not only not building any new churches but demolishing them left, right and centre.
Whats the Welsh for "Are you having a laugh?"
Isnt there a theme developing here? Tesco, faced with a tricky route through planning, engage a decent architect to hoodwink planners and then drop them like a Buy One Get One Free hot potato once planning is secured. Every Little Helps i suppose!
Great article and an equally good building but to describe Darwen as being in a 'remote part of Lancashire' is both untrue and ever so slightly patronising. I do hope this comment reaches you - i shall put it on the next stagecoach that passes through. Now you'll have to excuse me - my whippet needs walking and i need to go and scrounge some coal off the slag heaps.
Does anyone seriously think this development is going to happen anyway?
Comment on: Heatherwick completes Worth Abbey revival
Comment on: Austin-Smith:Lord files for insolvency
But the Peoples History Museum extension, very prominent in the foreground, is by AS:L
John Lewis clearly didnt think it was a good idea.
"I want the coalition to be the greenest government ever" David Cameron May 2010
Emperor's New Clothes
Comment on: D5 completes £2.4m Milton Keynes rugby pavilion
Lovely stuff. Restrained and classy. Nice palette of materials.
Comment on: Aedas latest practice to take on Euston station
‘self-funding, quick-win packages’ Translation: 'cheap and ill thought out'
£750m on the scheme. £3.75 on the render.
Comment on: 'I'm looking for an architect,' says Tesco chief
Cynical attempt to get a troublesome scheme through planning as opposed to a real commitment to decent architecture.
Each design has its own merits so wouldnt it be a nice idea to perhaps have a range of designs which reflect the landscape that they go in? Or different geographical regions having their own designs?
‘It is a good scheme and Allies and Morrison has done a pretty good job.' Hardly a ringing endorsement of both the scheme or the architecture is it? If the developer cant even be bothered to talk it up then it doesn't bode well does it?
Comment on: Lego unveils Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House
What are these people trying to do to me!?!
Comment on: Fresh hope for Bradford's 'big hole'
If the render above, showing the proposed scheme, is anything to go by i think Bradford would be better off sticking with the hole for the time being.
Definition of Grove - 'a small wood, orchard or group of trees.' Not 'endless and ugly hard paving devoid of any greenery soon to be covered by parked cars'. As far as the houses go - gimmicky and dishonest masquerading as "well designed and striking".
So it "could appear to undermine his political neutrality" could it? He obviously doesnt have political neutrality because he is clearly trying to use his influence to dictate policy. Its politics with a small 'p' but politics none the less.
Generic. At best.
Making desperate and angry people that little bit more desperate and angry. That won't have any negative consequences. Will it?
Does anyone else find the comment ‘We would be open to discussions with anyone regarding free schools.’ a bit chilling? Or is it just me?
I thought we were done with this kind of lunacy?
Absolutely love the library. However, and i hate to be Peter Pedant, but Castleford Bridge by McDowell and Benedetti has ended up in a place called Wakeford and not where it should be - in Wakefield.
Comment on: New Little Magazines I: The Modernist Magazine
Thanks for the kind review. I like to think my uneducated ramblings come under the "cheerily demotic tone" category but i must assure prospective readers that we have at least three proper academics on board who hopefully provide a bit of intellectual light and shade. We have been pleasantly surprised by the amount of interest in The Modernist, and not just from the geographic region we currently cover, and the ambition is to slowly expand the remit so the whole of the country is eventually covered. There seems to be a great appetite for what we initially thought to be quite a delphic subject and i hope we are proving that there is much of architectural interest outside the obvious usual subjects in the south east.* *obligatory provincial dig at London.
I am lost for words (which is *very* rare for me).
Comment on: Kevin McCloud’s housing to be rolled out
I like the bike racks though!
Comment on: Kevin McCloud’s housing to be rolled out
As with my moan on the Future Townhouse project - this scheme continues the modern malaise of car parking right up hard to the front of the house. No chance for an attractive front garden and a reduced chance for interaction with neighbours. It encourages the seamless transition from your mobile metal box straight into your static brick box. Why cant there be a distinct and physical separation between home and car or have we become so attached to our cars we feel the need to keep them close at hand like a pampered child?
Comment on: Introduction: The Essence of Engineering
Where can i get a copy of this booklet?
A depressing waste of money at a time when Manchester apparently hasnt got any.
Is there anyone, outside of Preston City Council, who still thinks this is a good idea?
I lament the loss of the front garden in this country. People are now clearly too traumatised in having to walk more than 2 metres from their cars to their front doors. God forbid one should have to talk to ones neighbours in the process.