Paint on, seamless, copper?... is that a thing?...
Planners insist on new houses looking the same as the adjacent houses and the houses in the surrounding area, therefore no real design is required. It would be nice to be able to put forward innovative design solutions not just basic red or buff brick square houses with very little character or Architectural design.
Seems so obvious just to push back the taxi pick up turnaround back a bit in order to retain the building. Its not like this part of the Royal Arsenal is desperate for public space.
Comment on: Crystal Palace: Where did it all go Zhongrong?
Good riddance I say. The park is not derelict as anyone ever setting foot in it will be bale to see. Locals are rightly fed up with people descending and declaring their much used local park in need of being concreted over. Would this have gone any further a really dangerous precedent would have been set not boding well for keeping green spaces in the city. It is too easy to feel all sentimental about a formerly bankrupt icon that burned to the ground for good reason. There is yet hope London will grow up and ditch its rampant icon-ism for a more interesting future should this project really disappear.
Comment on: 26.09.14: Materials science
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.