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?
Imagine, without royal intervention, some fishing huts in Antarctica may have blown down and a particularly nasty KPF office block in Smithfiled may have gone up.