Over three storeys builders need architects. Under three storeys they do not.
Comment on: The housing crisis: how did we get here?
Very good analysis. Point 5 about house builders only developing for a profit goes to the core of the argument. Why on earth would they do anything else? The top 10 not only have 25% market share, they share between themselves land on which outline permission has been granted got 394,000 units. Any politician who says "we will build xxx homes" should be taken for a fibber. Developers build homes, not politicians. But there are two bits of good news. Politicians are dimly realising this is the case and a shift to councils building again is under way; two, extrapolate the near 25% leap in starts since Christmas and 200 000 new homes a year will b being built by 2017. Problem solved, except in London, which is another country.
Recycling is a good idea. The scrunched-up concrete could be used in the foundations of flats fit for people to live in, rather than encasing this filthy eyesore no architect would permanently inhabit.
Comment on: TfL boss orders Garden Bridge review
Why do I have to get to the bottom of the story to discover Heatherwick was only paid £52,000?
Comment on: First photos emerge of 2015 Serpentine Pavilion
Lovely, that should keep the rain out. What's going inside?