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  • Comment on: Hollaway reveals plans to replace Poole’s 1980s Thistle Hotel

    Hmmm's comment 30 June, 2020 5:50 am

    Completely agree I grew up in Poole and went to primary school not far from this site and the whole town centre is completely unrecognisable now

    Also agree that Sandbanks defies description -such a shame

  • Comment on: Work completes on Heatherwick Studio’s long-awaited Maggie’s Leeds

    Hmmm's comment 13 June, 2020 11:58 am

    It would be rightly shameful to be critical of the aims of the charity- but isn’t this just another Heatherwick exercise in wilful composition meeting tricky material/construction via a channeling of the rightly cancelled bridge?

  • Comment on: Young people are lockdown’s losers – but architects can help

    Hmmm's comment 27 May, 2020 10:00 am

    Other commentators have opined that older generations whilst physically more vulnerable are actually more psychologically robust, judging by conversations with our own remaining older relatives this seems to be true on the whole.

    Perhaps the greater issue is that younger people have become so used to a world which is entirely laid out for them in terms of education and 'fulfilment' that they simply dont have the resilience to deal with what is happening currently.

    What is far more troubling is that an increasingly self-obsessed and 'atomised' society will become even more so, and this is an inter-generational matter that will affect us all.

    Young people become old people after all.

    The issue of un-affordable housing is an elephant that has been in the room for years and will never really change unless the notion of housing as a financial asset is fundamentally rewritten.

  • Comment on: RetroFirst stories: IF_DO on rescuing a Hastings landmark after 35 years of decay

    Hmmm's comment 27 May, 2020 9:47 am

    All that implied social interaction will have to stop for starters thanks to Covid-19

  • Comment on: Emerging practice offers free concept design in inverted contest

    Hmmm's comment 14 May, 2020 2:41 pm

    So, unless we're missing something here: those ’who don’t have access to it’, the it being architecture have to find their website first?

    How do they suggest this can happen, they dont say.

    If they genuinely want to offer their skills in a spirit of 'equality' then perhaps they should be promoting their offer on the websites of local newspapers or online community forums? But maybe they already are?

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