Alan Dunlop's comments
Daft thing to say Hamish, don't you think, without explaining why? It would be like me saying for Alexander Kirkland it would be a labour of love. Alexandra Road and the Dunboyne Estae would be as incongruous in Govan and on this site as this would be in Campden. Seems to me there are shared and compatible ideas, in this case a modern version of Glasgow's traditional housing stock, urbanism and context. But I'm no Neave Brown expert, but you obviously are.
No need to despair, come to Glasgow and view our Victorian tenement housing. Remarkably, little attention given to orientation, sun path or setting context. It was the street that was more important. If you know the location here, you must know this is a clever response. If you don't, well your comment is not rational.
That's true Robert and for a second there I thought we were commenting on architecture, at last, rather than the shenanigans of those at the RIBA. Until I read your last sentence. Hufeisensiedlung provides us a clue.
This degree of formality and rigour is absolutely what is required for this site. The reference to Ibrox is not about precedent and inspiration but for me a refusal to be intimidated or diminished by the hulking mass of Ra Big Hoose that has dominated Govan for over a century.
My guess is that most rational, forward looking and those with positive intent will see its merits.
At last a housing project that brings to mind the scale and boldness of Glasgow's rich Victorian housing stock. It even squares up to "Ra Big Hoose" across the road. Dutch, Berlin housing too. Excellent. good luck with it.
This is also being debated in Scotland. I did an interview on BBC, Thursday news along similar lines and on why it is not a good idea to compartmentalise schools and it never will be..... but it would be possible with offices and other commercial premises.
The way forward with schools, during this covid crisis, is to reduce classroom numbers, control access, extend the school week and reduce holidays, particularly the summer six to eight weeks. It's not really a design nor architecture issue.
These are great, bold colour and tonal combinations..... this is great too " we need to emphasis thinking through drawing and sketching as a way to explore ideas."
Excellent line, great draught( wo)manship and skill, love the Royal Court Theatre particularly, with biker and red telephone boxes.
The only viable option would be to expand the school week, as in other parts of Europe and some places in Asia, to facilitate a rota of children, teachers and parents. This would ensure smaller class numbers, maintain the required social distancing and maximise the use of buildings without alteration. However, I can foresee resistance from vested interests, such as teachers and their unions.
Clearly this is an enormous social challenge but if there are to be long term strategic changes to how we work, teach and socialise then it is imperative that architects be involved from the outset, not only to provide their specific design and planning skills but also to challenge any group think coming from policy makers. If there is a decision to go ahead with retrofitting schools and other public places then architects need to be included.
"..pleasure of going back 10, 20, 30 years and enjoy a personal record of that journey." That's it Mario, apart from the pleasure gained, a sketchbook is like a time machine, it takes you right back to the time when you made the drawing, instantly more than any photograph.
David, thank you.
I've seen your drawings Paul and like them very much indeed and I know you're a gifted draughtsman. The difference in style and approach, in comparison to my own, is very appealing.
That's very kind of you to say so Oscar, I appreciate it. Thank you.
Architecture has an unequivocal social aspect, it can't be taught by rote. The subject demands critical engagement, one to one tutor teaching, group and peer review and collective participation. That's how students in architecture learn and that's why I insist my students work together in the studio. Only so much can be gathered from limited interaction and through remote learning.
Simpson and Brown, you say. What a well executed, contextual and quite beautiful project. Phillips Exeter library, de blacam and meagher trinity, and GKC come to mind.
Yes indeed, nice work from a talented practice. Lovely drawings and models
A number of genuinely, extraordinary projects listed here.
Hello Robert, I have documentation, reports and feasibility studies commissioned by the Norwegian government regarding the Norwegian Coastal Highway. The are quite incredible publications, covering extensively engineering, design, structure, timelines and also the possibility of cargo and passenger ships passing through the corridor and likelihood colliding with the pontoons and solutions. They accept that however unlikely it may happen. But the work to the coastal highway is continuing.
V. interesting position Rory. Congratulations and good luck with it.
Beautiful water colour of a frankly graceless building.