Robert Sakula's comments
Great news! Get that seat!
Paul Finch misses the point. He is only writing about climate change because of Extinction Rebillion. They've put it on his radar. What they did was intelligent, creative and unprecedented. He should thank them.
There is an easy answer to anyone left fuming by sitting in their car in an Embankment traffic jam: On yer bike.
Good to see it go, even though it’s replacement is somewhere between bland and dismal.
But... it has low floor to floor heights, with a split level layout reflected precisely in the cladding. So reuse of the facade would be very difficult.
Most of all though, it is a building which, urbanistically, has killed this corner of Marylebone with its dead ground floor for more than half a century.
Oh dear. Bradford’s loss. They could have had something wonderful from Tim Ronalds. Instead they’ve opted for something mediocre - but perhaps they’re so dim they’ll never even realise what they’ve lost. Commiserations, Tim.
Well done, Elsie. You'll get my vote.
Couldn't agree more!
Lovely project here by AOC. But can we see the runners up too?
Great to see the wonderful Hill House being properly looked after. However, not I think a 'first of its kind'. The remote Greek temple in the mountains at Bassae on the Peloponnese has been covered in a protective white tent for decades. I hope the Hill House shelter, however elegant, will not be around that long.
We clearly need better clients to save our cities.. and tough sophisticated planners. Its happening the old complacent guard is ageing we just have to find this young blood and celebrate it.