By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Sensory delight

Astragal notes with interest that vandals have had their way with the Heatherwick-designed Boiler Suit at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital.

As much as it is en vogue to criticise these scamps, Astragal wonders if there was a kinder motive behind the unpicking of the boiler's suit than initially apparent. Wandering home from a south London hostelry recently, Astragal noted a young ruffian vomiting into the mesh of said cladding. The next morning a cleaner was spied, trying but failing to reach the remnants of the previous evening's misadventures. Are the 'vandals' merely frustrated cleaners unable to take the sight and smell any longer?

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

AJ newsletters