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Robert Adam

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  • Comment on: RIBA Awards winners 2014: Houses

    Robert Adam's comment 20 June, 2014 10:27 am

    While I would not wish to do anything to take away from the quality of these designs, the reason that spec housebuilders don't do this is that research consistently demonstrates that about 80 percent of the public prefer traditional design. To risk vast sums to appeal to 20 percent of the buying public would be commercial madness; these firms are not aesthetic reformers, they are commercial organisations. There is nothing wrong with traditional design in any objective sense. So perhaps the awards should embrace traditional design as part of the mix, this is more likely to influence spec builders and improve their design standards. Unless it is felt that diversity in architecture is a bad thing, that the public are wrong and that traditional architecture should be banned.
    Robert Adam

  • Comment on: Simpson beats classical stars to win Notre Dame contest

    Robert Adam's comment 15 May, 2014 0:10 am

    While I congratulate John Simpson on being selected for this important design, I should point out that we asked not to be considered when we were invited as we were too busy to take on the project.
    Robert Adam

  • Comment on: Unloved in Birmingham: Why modernism has so few defenders

    Robert Adam's comment 2 December, 2009 7:11 pm