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Alsop cursed by criticism

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Last week, a second scathing attack took place on Will Alsop’s architecture within the walls of the Royal Academy

Back in 2004, Graham Morrison of Allies and Morrison criticised ‘bad icons’ and the new wave of blobs at a party celebrating architecture’s showing in the RA’s Summer Exhibition. All eyes turned to Alsop as Morrison railed against schemes designed with ‘unnecessarily distorted shapes at the expense of the public realm’. Weeks later, Alsop’s design for the Fourth Grace in Liverpool was scrapped.

Fast-forward to the same party this year, and Make founder Ken Shuttleworth also had a wee pop at Royal Academician Alsop, naming him as one of the architects guilty of designing buildings that try to ‘outdo each other by the complexity of their shape’. Poor Alsop. Hopefully Shuttleworth’s words will not curse any of his current schemes. Oh no, what’s that you say about his proposed redevelopment of Millwall Football Club’s stadium?

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  • I am slightly shocked at Ken Shuttleworths consternation over Alsop's blobby banality... pot calling kettle black?

    If anyone were to take a visit to Makes website and have a look at the Sheaf Square Scheme... a pet Shuttleworth project, I do believe Alsop and Shuttleworth are in the same camp. Its a relief that the recession seems to have killed off a lot of project such as this and sent them to the middle east.... one liners which precede to obliterate the public realm.

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