Simon Carne's comments
Plans please and a full Building for Life 12 assessment would be nice too!
Surprisingly insensitive from PTEa.
Reinstating Watling Street, restricting height, a new approach to movement in the building, preserving the Temple of Mithras, connecting to the underground system and being a good neighbour. The building itself demonstrates exceptional testing and analysis of materials, air movement, internal environment, artworks not security barriers and a novel approach to street lighting.
Apart from the extraordinary budget and committed intelligent client and designer, both to be applauded, is this what constitutes great architecture?
3 bridges still significantly less costly than the Garden bridge.
The spokesman is getting into a tangle with words struggling to make the case. Just say 'The Holocaust defies simplification', stop at that and move on. This design is trying hard but fails as a place, is not an enhancement of a listed garden and makes no contribution to the setting of a Grade 1 building and World Heritage site. Better to follow the suggestions of the peers.
And now ....from facade retention to facade recreation.
There was a time when they all wore white shirts too.
The original concept of a building in the water was lost for fairly obvious reasons of cost and practicality. Is it now anything more than an object placed on dry land with a pool? Function also seems somewhat constrained if the comments are anything to go by. Like that other V&A recent work by AL_A will it prove to be more than a gesture?
Does Astragal need clickbait? (Dundee horror)
Does Grade 1 mean nothing anymore? Just refuse and look elsewhere.