Comment on: RIBA launches £20m King's College quad contest
Another form filling exercise from the RIBA. I'm guessing a shortlist of ... Stanton Williams AHMM 6a Architects (token younger practice) David Chipperfield BIG (token EU practice)
Comment on: First look at gm + ad's last building
Is this Alan claiming he designed this! lol.
Yes thats twee... which garden centre did it come from?. Just because you paint a watercolour of it doesn't make it old/nice/appropriate...
Comment on: McAslan unwraps King’s Cross station concourse
Arup did the structure
Comment on: DC CABE backs YRM’s Hinkley Point nuclear plan
Its just occured to me that we've been worried about Iranian nuclear capability and not even considered that RMJM actually have a nuclear capability now...can they be trusted
Comment on: Shock email leak as ARB elections heat up
Oldham and Brennan should have their ARB registration and RIBA membership taken away they are fit to represent the profession.
Comment on: Bill Dunster’s PortZED vision rejected
Sustainable = Yes... Ugly = Yes
It puzzles me that prior to the mid 20c, buildings in general were simply commissioned by clients and designed by architects. Generally they were not procured; so some buildings were extraordinary (if circumstances allowed), others were not. That’s the way Glasgow was made, and until recently it seemed to work just fine? What’s gone wrong?
To help small and medium sized firms? From the south east of England... How and who selected the practices on this RIBA trade mission? Who is paying for them to travel and spend six days in China touting for work? UKTI?
That research in the global field is an essential context for procuring and designing architectural projects in the UK, I still can't help but feel that to showcase our awe at foregin architectural and cultural achievements (my own first thought being some of the housing at Orestad in Copenhagen) when we - ourselves - are on show to that international field is somewhat defeatist. I mean, the modesty is becoming and rather British and all but... we're boldly attempting to think about trying when everyone else is achieving?? - Gordon Hulley