Comment on: Robert Adam unveils Reading towers scheme
What on earth is that?!... no no no no no.... wrong on 28 levels
Not as aesthetically pleasing as Stockton-on-Tees' Infinity bridge but due to location, I feel this will get more coverage and praise.
The regeneration developments in Blackpool look promising however, I feel out of season it'll always have the "Every day is like Sunday" theme associated with run down seaside resorts across the country.
The nice brick area will shortly be covered by second/third cars and recycling bins!
From Anne Markey: Nadia Habash was my counterpart on the British Council Women @ Work trip to Palestine in 2008 led by Angela Brady. I was shocked by the impact of occupation on the daily lives of Nadia and other professional colleagues there. The West Bank was not the discrete parcel of land separated by a wall from Israel that I had ignorantly imagined it to be. Palestinian cities were separated from other Palestinian cities within the West Bank by Israeli checkpoints making the typical regular site visit that we are familiar with here in the UK an arduous and prolonged affair. Personally I think that UK architects should inform themselves fully of the situation on the ground before they chase opportunities in such a sensitive context.
Out of interest and general equality, will there be an annual "men in architecture" awards?
Isn't this the same M Johnson who at the BFE conference last year proudly presented these standard designs! " anyone that wants to move away from the baseline and can do so within budget is welcome to try. We’ve left room for innovation” ???
According to the BBC report of the court case (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/3816713.stm) "Mr Ball left the Eden Project in 1997 after falling out with Mr Smit. A legal dispute between the two co-founders of the vast biomes was settled amicably in 2002 and Mr Ball is now a lifetime Friend of the Eden Project."
Comment on: Jane Duncan: The nine per cent president
There is a strong undertone in this article that suggests the President of the RIBA shouldn't be designing houses for celebrity clients, but more 'worthy' architecture - whatever that is. The RIBA serves all architects, not just the ones that design museums and cultural centres! Who cares if she hasn't won awards, in case no one's noticed the President of the RIBA isn't actually asked to sit down and design anything, it's about policy, management, and good decision making.
The hierarchy of the 3 forms works well. Its a shame the drawings are so small on here. If the varying forms/terraces relate to the function of the accommodation behind, and i feel they may well do, it makes for a very special scheme indeed.