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rory olcayto

rory olcayto

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  • Comment on: Last chance to enter: How would Scottish independence impact architects?

    rory olcayto's comment 7-Aug-2014 10:28 am

    Thank you Walter, for your very thoughtful commentary.

  • Comment on: You asked for it. We built it. The AJ is now on iPad

    rory olcayto's comment 8-May-2014 4:30 pm

    Ian: no - not as yet. Our website has been optimised for your mobile however. And our own research has shown most architects use Apple rather than windows or android tablets.

  • Comment on: Skyline campaign: Prospects and views

    rory olcayto's comment 15-Apr-2014 9:11 am

    Thank you for your comments Robert. All of our campaigns – Women in Architecture, More Homes Better Homes and now Skyline – argue in favour of raising standards, whether in terms of a fair working environment, a better quality of housing provision, or a more thoughtful approach to building tall. On the whole, I believe most architects, whether in the AJ100 or not, share these aspirations and while there is always more any business can do to improve – and that includes AJ too – it is also reasonable to celebrate success where it occurs, hence our passion for the AJ100 Awards. In any case, a strong critical culture is good for business - more often than not it inspires innovation. As for your comments regarding height – it’s a good one: ultimately it’s all relative – apparently the first use of the term skyscraper was applied to steel framed buildings just 10 stories high. We’ve gone with Peter Murray’s definition however, and the research NLA published for its London’s Growing Up! Exhibition. about planned tall buildings for the capital.

  • Comment on: Glasgow academics weigh in on Red Road flats demolition

    rory olcayto's comment 13-Apr-2014 3:28 pm

    Matt, thank you for your in-depth take on all things Red Road. Fascinating.

  • Comment on: Venice Biennale spat points to a deeper rift in architectural culture

    rory olcayto's comment 21-Mar-2014 4:16 pm

    not sure i follow your logic Urbanist. could you explain? cheers, rory

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