Since when were journalists (or anyone) unbiased? I certainly welcome it. And as AJ point out, 74% of architects in their survey would vote for Corbyn as first choice.
Wow 10% wouldn't that be nice, try 2-5% Michael :(
Paul - The protesters are well aware that it is the developers who hold most of the power - the reason they protest architects is because they think they will listen to them. Its easy to say architects have no influence over housing policy, but if they actually acted together as a profession instead of undercutting each other on fees constantly, you would be surprised. Refusing unethical work, unpaid competitions and not working for minuscule fees would be a start, but it needs to be led by RIB, ARB and the AJ120
Looks like it Kevan, and I am interested to know why you think that
I don't think it is useful pointing the finger - There are idiots in cars and idiots on bikes. The difference is if you get hit on a bike you are far more likely to die. Busy roads simply are not safe for cycling, and they aren't going to get any safer with more and more people using them. Proper bike routes AWAY from the road are inevitable, so we should be designing them into our cities and towns as much as possible now.
Elias, skyscrapers are nice to visit but a nightmare if you live in the dark and windy streets below.
These first buyer homes are all very well but the fact is, the majority of renters will still never be able buy them until the housing crisis is fixed or wages improve. Since you won't convince developers to stop building luxury flats in London, I agree with Julian. Standardising construction methods will reduce costs, this have doesn't mean a reduction in quality - there are plenty of poorly constructed new builds already. Why not use a modular prefab method (plenty of German companies doing this) where components are made in a workshop. The new owner can design the layout and have the house built in a matter of weeks.
Did anyone here go to the speech? From the comments of people there it sounds like he was having a bit of a laugh. The article however leads with 'arrogant', 'egotistical' and 'controversial' which is maybe a little misleading?
'Starchitect arrogantly attacks other starchitects for being too arrogant!!'
This quote made me laugh though:
'and their big pointy shiny erections'
bu dum tsss
Lior, I suggest you read Abe's comments. He hit the nail on the head. I also suggest you read up on the subject and come back with a different response to the tired and recycled propaganda we always hear when someone even thinks of questioning Israel. The balance of power is so skewed towards Israel and the USA, the Palestinians really have no solutions and so all they can do is resist the worse than apartheid conditions they are put under.
Therefore the onus is on Israel and the USA to offer the solution if they truly want to stabilise the region. The continual stealing of territory, displacement of people and murder committed by Netanyahu and his cronies however, suggests that they have absolutely no desire for this to happen.