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David Farmery's comments

  • Studio Egret West’s ‘excessive’ Hackney Wick scheme refused

    David Farmery's comment 19 February, 2019 11:52 am

    What the hell is going on! We obviously need more 2 storey back to back hovels and workhouses in the East End?!

    It’s turning into s bad spring for Egret West. And the planning inspector is about to report on their Chiswick Curve Application. Unfortunately the wrong building in the right place? It should be a Bosko Vertigale in view of World Heritage Kew Gardens?

  • Scruton: No architects on beauty commission as they have ‘vested interests’

    David Farmery's comment 15 February, 2019 12:46 pm

    Frank Zappa in Joe’s Garage. (not shed!)

    “This is the central Scrutoniser, the red zone is for loading and unloading only” Let’s see what he and all the others have in their luggage. If it’s just a colourless liquid, it might not make it out of the hold. If it’s useful, we can use it. The inflight magazine is usually waffle and pretty pictures, don’t look at it!

  • Dismiss PFI if you will – at least the repairs get done

    David Farmery's comment 12 February, 2019 4:07 pm

    Well said Paul, and today Bob Maguire was added to the souls passing over the bridge. So many...

    In the early years of this century people looked down on PFI, but we did say at the time it should be more than to the DES standard, but the hairy arsed builders were running the show and it was work, and where else would have those kids have gone to school? As usual, the money guys were rubbing their hands!

    If we can get over this hump we will adopt, adapt and improve.

    Brexit! Come what May?

    PS Paul, We still have to meet and discuss what these Aggregated Municipal Green Bonds are going to do for us?

  • Jørn Utzon’s Ahm House restored by Coppin Dockray

    David Farmery's comment 12 February, 2019 3:40 pm

    Those great Danes eh? There is no Danish in the English genome. They just ruled Daneland from afar. Knut etc. It was those Vikings from Norway that got stuck in. I’m sure Horacio Nelson was of Viking origin, vicar’s son from Norfolk? (Northfolk)

    Nice house. Well done guys.

  • Frank Gehry draws up 1,250-seat concert hall for Wimbledon

    David Farmery's comment 12 February, 2019 3:29 pm

    It will be a may zing. D’arcy says so! Seeing Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake there at the existing theatre for an Easter treat. No duck pond?!

    Will a planner with 2 A levels dare to hold it up?!

  • Preferred location revealed for controversial Nine Elms footbridge

    David Farmery's comment 7 February, 2019 5:31 pm

    Build this bridge. Is it too late to suggest it is a continuation of St. George’s Sq? Or would the security guys at the US Embassy and the good residents of Chelsea object?

    Sweet Thames run softly, though I speak not loud nor long. At my back I hear, times winged chariot drawing near.
    (Apologies to Spenser, Mr Eliot and others)

  • TP Bennett approval spells end for RHWL’s PoMo office scheme

    David Farmery's comment 5 February, 2019 2:19 pm

    Gordon Bennett! Are you Bruce Shaw Robert? Or are you just a Hoare Lee?

    Late lunch anyone?!!

  • David Adjaye says ‘disrupting’ the park is key to his Holocaust memorial thinking

    David Farmery's comment 5 February, 2019 12:34 pm

    Well, this is all becoming very interesting. Well done David for asking such contrary questions. Upsetting the powers that be and risking the project? Wire fencing and extra security with oppressed people inside queueing for nothing? Daring to move a memorial to slavery? Speaking freely? What next? Do we really need all these monuments?

    It is important how Jewish people see all this. Survivors and descendants, and those that want nothing to do with it. Perhaps London, it’s people and the Kindertransport are the only memorials needed? Well done Mr Architect for making everyone think and reassess?

  • Foster + Partners’ Ipswich bridge set to be scrapped

    David Farmery's comment 23 January, 2019 1:01 pm

    What a shambles! The usual suspects have once again failed to perform? How much have they wasted on “procurement”? Didn’t they know that the couple Hopkins were once part of Foster Associates, and would be biased in his favour? Where were the RIBA while all this was going on? Have the Suffolk County council wasted the £40m aledgedly wasted Boris and the garden bridge?

    Solution: Engage Bednarski and Team to design a bridge that could be built within the £77m budget? Is there a business case? Is it supported by the rate payers? Remember them!

    If it can be proved it will reduce traffic movement and therefore global warming I might be able to arrange some additional Municipal Green Bond finance. No doubt Cezary and I will discuss this when we meet?

  • AHMM scheme would transform ‘inward-looking’ 1-2 Broadgate, says City

    David Farmery's comment 23 January, 2019 12:33 pm

    Wake up Robert and the 20th Century Society and have some faith in the architects of the 21st Century.

    The scheme built by Pater Foggo and Arup Associates was a breath of fresh air in the late 70s, designed round the circus and using fast track construction. But things and the City have moved on. AHMM were once the new kids on the BDP block, but are now major and talented players. All over London they are re designing tired areas, with new clients and new money. These new elevations look a long way from retail parks, and are presumably better insulated and longer lasting for our new tech age of global warming and flexibility; as well as keeping the fund managers happy?!

    Give this “new” generation a chance before they too retire, and the next generation have to show their metal?

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