It's a masterplan Chris, the buildings are generic blocks to show how the connecting spaces and the massing works with the context - The individual blocks are being designed by Glenn Howell's and Maccreanor Lavington, both of whom are doing some nice contextual housing around the country. Maybe we should wait and see what the architecture is before we suggest that it's gone?
Probably once he gets his affairs in order...
Instead of your vacuous comment Robert - which seems to plague the WHOLE AJ - why not look up the planning application to satisfy your curiosity?
Finally a salient article Paul, was getting a bit bored of the boomer bluster.
Every University building in Birmingham looks set to be a soulless box as AA continues their bland-chitecture of the central BCU campus, to Edgbaston.
Not often I agree with you Alan but you couldn't have said it better, the ribbon hotel is one of the least contextual pieces of architecture (and I use that term loosely) I have ever seen. Chipperfield's concert hall is the antithesis is almost every way. The fewer views of the ribbon the better IMO!
An eloquently written article, however how can Ike reconcile his personal views of Brexit, with those standing for and supporting the brexit party,(arguably the majority) who are racist, bigoted little Englanders?
The saddest set of visuals for a proposal I've seen in a while. They obviously didn't want to do it - good on them!
The dark corner block looks awfully like Hackett Hall McKnight's MAC in Belfast...
The real issue here is D+B, a procurement system which incentivises the derogation of quality; in design, in materiality and in construction methodology. When the contractor is judge and jury of the quality of their own workmanship, and their main goal is maximising their own profits, we will continue to see this flagrant disregard for safety in favour of making a quick buck.