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rory olcayto

rory olcayto

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  • 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

  • Comment on: Join the AJ for breakfast at O'Donnell + Tuomey's student centre at the LSE

    rory olcayto's comment 20-Mar-2014 7:32 pm

    click on the link above that says, 'book your places now'

  • Comment on: Time for Serpentine Pavilion to back Brits

    rory olcayto's comment 18-Mar-2014 10:22 pm

    Thomas, that was the point of the pavilion, as I said in my editorial, above. But the rule has been broken - H&dM built the pavilion in 2012 even though they had already built in England (Tate, Laban) so....time to change the rules! Or just scrap it. That said, the Radic scheme has a lovely neo-Neolithic aesthetic!

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