What an opportunity to build Heatherwick's garden bridge that no one told us about, or do they need two ?
PERHAPS THERE ARE SIMPLY TOO MANY ARCHITECTS ALL READY ?
Comment on: Strange days
At last; someone getting to grips with a selection from the real issues, not only one of them alone to make a point. Now; how about star rating the housing itself, to see what we all think of it, and not only the new, but the existing as well ? Would anyone choose to stay in a 1 star hotel if they had a real choice, the starting point being to know where the others are ?
Comment on: Ivor Smith: What makes a house a home?
Surely, most Parker Morris standard housing could easily be upgraded for modern use, as MAE has demonstrated in Kings Lynn, so why not do it wholesale ? On the other hand, there are some things UK Architects seem unable to resist, adding poor quality materials to the facades especially, rather than sticking rigidly to their eminently durable Brutalist starting points. As for not having even a single step up at the front door, I wonder if no-one has seen the news about floods.
Comment on: #housingestates: your great housing guide
A very nice summary of housing for the poor, but why not consider hosing for the working classes differently, eg Saltaire, Pullman and Bourneville ? You might even consider that the first 'estates' in England were Bath and Regent Street, built for the rich, I believe.