Comment on: General election 2015: the profession reacts
The provision of social housing is either a political, business or philanthropic issue, Angela; only it's design is Architectural.
well I'm sorry, but Architects are hardly ever the people to design houses for the poor, presuming that's what you would all prefer. Generally speaking they don't have enough experience of it, and at last we see a scheme for those who can afford them.
Comment on: Barratt and AJ launch Future Homes contest
Agreed, Peter Bill, and don't forget to show the water in front of the houses receding, not flooding, as will more likely be the case. It looks to me like it's still rising in the leader.
Well said, Kate and Geoffrey, but I would like them to work on the members being British as well, not only Architects.
The prime reasons for establishing the RIBA and RIAS were to ensure reasonable design quality with predictable costs for public buildings. Perhaps they simply started from different criteria in Japan ? (and Spain ?)