Back to Calton Hill - Some people seem to think there aren't enough ruins in this location. You'd never know it from reading these comments and the links to the hootsmon, but a lot of architects, and other unemployed people, will be very pleased to hear that this building is being saved after 42 years in mothballs. A hotel is an appropriate change of use, and Hoskins and his team are already doing fine work at the Royal Museum and in St Andrew Square. Good luck to them.
Comment on: New drama centre for BBC Cardiff by FAT
I try to like FAT's work, I really do. Clients come in all shapes and sizes, and we need an architectural culture which reflects this variety. And of course the press needs images to fill space with.
However, if this is architectural 'wit' then it is firmly of the christmas cracker variety - heard it a million times already, just not amusing any more.
By now we're used to such tiresome japery from FAT, but what we seldom see is serious journalism which challenges this type of overt cynicism. There is certainly no sign of robust criticism in this article.
The skilled labour is still here Imtiaz, working on the mother of all CVs.
Surely the best design treatment ever of Stonehenge has to be the one by Spinal Tap?
A hard act to follow. Best of luck to the design team.
Comment on: Architect unemployment falls again
Correct. And don't forget that for every architect / technician / technologist, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of tradespeople, admin' staff and others, as well as their families who are affected. Such a waste.
On the bright side, if Sir Fred Goodwin, with zero qualifications or experience, can secure a job with one of the big architect firms then there's hope for us all. Please ignore that background noise you might hear. It's just the sound of my ruby slippers grinding together.