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  • Comment on: Patrik Schumacher on parametricism - 'Let the style wars begin'

    Soupdragon's comment 18 May, 2010 1:55 pm

    How does avoiding segregative functional zoning work with the double loaded corridor at Evelyn Grace Academy? Especially when the architect has segregated one building into three seperate schools each with their own entrance.

  • Comment on: UK architects criticise Swiss minaret ban

    Soupdragon's comment 3 December, 2009 2:20 pm

    Didn't Mangera famously propose a Mosque without minarets?

    Anyway, this is another good example of how we architects don't like the democratic process since it clashes with our own personal goals and ego.

    Like it or not, this was a referendum and as usual the supposed liberals (i use that word in its loosest sense for Switzerland) can't get off their backsides and make their vote count. Perhaps voting booths in Langstrasse would help.

    Plus Switzerland is not part of the EU and a closed shop where they have a lot of gold and every guy does national service each year and keep their weapons at home. Why is this referendum result a surprise?

  • Comment on: Doolan Prize 2009: finalists named in battle for Scotland’s best building

    Soupdragon's comment 5 November, 2009 6:03 pm

    Apparently there are only half a dozen architects in Scotland? Same old names, wonder what everyone else is doing? Really doesn't give the impression of a vibrant architectural scene, especially to those of us who left for that very reason.

  • Comment on: Bookies clean up after Maggie's Centre Stirling victory

    Soupdragon's comment 20 October, 2009 10:16 am

    Anon, so which building 'types' are worthy for entry then? Surely architecture is not judged by the building type or use. It is judged by whether the resulting building satisfies or exceeds the clients needs, wants and aspirations. It doesn't matter whether the building is a gallery, hospital, abbatoir, bedsit, oligarchs playpad or sheltered accomodation, a good building is a good building. Some of us want to celebrate good architecture, not squabble over the worthiness of the brief.

  • Comment on: The Paradise Park fallout: Are living walls worth it?

    Soupdragon's comment 18 September, 2009 5:55 pm

    Once again nature shows us the way... nature doesn't tend to allow too much stuff growing on vertical surfaces due to the fact that its quite difficult to do. A few climbers and bits of moss, okay, but lush vegetation doesn't really work.

    The other question is why would anyone want a green wall? Aside from the token gesture towards eco-box ticking, it doesn't look particularly good and surely most people don't want to live or work in a hedge.

    Sean Griffiths hits the nail on the head yet again.