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Noah Murney

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  • Comment on: Hoskins scoops 'super sensitive' Edinburgh hotel scheme

    Noah Murney's comment 5 February, 2010 5:31 pm

    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

    Noah Murney's comment 28 January, 2010 12:32 pm

    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.

  • Comment on: Optimism dropping says RIBA, as NHBC declares worst ever year for new starts

    Noah Murney's comment 22 January, 2010 3:37 pm

    The skilled labour is still here Imtiaz, working on the mother of all CVs.

  • Comment on: Works starts on new Stonehenge Visitor Centre 20 years after first mooted

    Noah Murney's comment 21 January, 2010 8:09 pm

    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

    Noah Murney's comment 21 January, 2010 2:39 pm

    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.

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