Sugar and spice
Make Architects sweetened up Sir Alan Sugar this week with a radical building confection known as the Wave on the final of The Apprentice. The concept, which has been likened to a three-pronged instrument of carnal gratification, helped eventual winner Simon Ambrose steal the £100,000-a-year job at Amstrad from underneath hot-favourite Kristina Grimes' nose. Ken Shuttleworth made a star turn on the show, suggesting that perhaps Kristina should abandon her initial concepts as they bore more than a passing resemblance to Neo-Fascist architecture. Before meeting Make, the candidates practised tall building architecture with Play-Doh (as you do). The outcome was a building akin to a one-fingered salute – perhaps a gesture to Sugar’s eccentric approach to line management.