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richard clarke

richard clarke

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  • Comment on: British Homes Awards finalists revealed

    richard clarke's comment 2-Oct-2015 12:53 pm

    what a sad state o affairs

  • Comment on: Revealed: 100 ideas to solve the housing crisis

    richard clarke's comment 15-Sep-2015 1:44 pm

    Once again the same big names with already published solutions. Have you no faith in any other architects, seeing the big names appearing again was big disapointment. Many of the examples published, in my opinion, did not really acknowledge the scale of the problem or the chalenge implied in the brief.

  • Comment on: Hoskins reveals 'fundamental' redesign of Calton Hill scheme

    richard clarke's comment 3-Sep-2015 11:28 am

    Third time lucky perhaps ! : an hotel may not actually be the correct solution for this historical landmark. Give the building a function/purpose that would allow it and the site to be restored to its original glory. A change of use such as conference centre, museum, art gallery etc.would seem more appropriate. In my opinion letting it sit between these two totally unrelated 'organic cliffs' destroys the setting and downgrades the value of the original property. An ideas competition should/may be the way forward, this commercial approach seems to be totally out of context with the problem at hand. I trust this will be rejected by the planning authorities

  • Comment on: Mies' grandson backs 'hydraulic jacks' plan for Farnsworth House

    richard clarke's comment 8-Jul-2015 4:02 pm

    Encased sliding columns and buoyancy bags/cork-floats fitted to the underside of the slab/cross beams should be capable of resolving this ocasional problem.

  • Comment on: Zaha unwraps polished steel Middle East Centre extension

    richard clarke's comment 29-May-2015 12:32 pm

    For me, this buildind, ust shows a total disrespect for Oxford University. I fail to understand how the College permitted such a mistake. We all know what the birds think about it but unfortunately they do not understand the power of a 'Starchitect' satus. A 'shame' on the planning office!

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