Comment on: British Homes Awards finalists revealed
what a sad state o affairs
Comment on: Revealed: 100 ideas to solve the housing crisis
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.
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
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.
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!