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Arnold Tarling

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  • Comment on: AHMM’s Burntwood School wins 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize

    Arnold Tarling's comment 16 October, 2015 10:44 am

    Looks really great - a prize that is well deserved. It is a pity that many (but not all) other BSF projects look so bland and uninspiring.

  • Comment on: Johnny Marr: ‘Most of the new houses I’ve seen look shit’

    Arnold Tarling's comment 14 April, 2015 10:23 am

    Surely "j'en ai marre" I'm Tired?

  • Comment on: Zaha reveals trio of Brisbane towers

    Arnold Tarling's comment 8 September, 2014 11:18 am

    I for one really like it - reminds me of a slightly opened tulip or fluted wine glass.

  • Comment on: Revealed: first image of Battersea Power Station chimney disassembly

    Arnold Tarling's comment 20 August, 2014 10:29 am

    Yet another loss of original architectural features at the Battersea Power Station. A reproduction is never the same as the original. Strange that we can repair and maintain poorly constructed concrete parabolic air-defence sound mirrors in Denge that very few people know about but have to demolish and rebuild these well known chimneys. Another round to the philistines.

  • Comment on: Revealed: plans for growing East End tower made from waste

    Arnold Tarling's comment 14 July, 2014 9:24 am

    "Wall panels within the tower would be made of recycled paper or compressed plastic bottles" I wonder what the passive fire protection industry will make of that! If the fire compartments do hold out then the chlorine based acids released in a fire from the hydrocarbon plastics will corrode everything including stainless steel as the smoke will still get through to many floors.

    I also wonder what the vibrations from all the mini turbines will do to the structure when they are all wizzing away. Probably less than the useless turbines on the Strata.

    I know that Hackney seems to get the green tower blocks with Waugh Thistleton's Stadthaus CLT structure in Murray Grove - But how does this CLT building withstand the pressure of a gas explosion (they appear to have a gas supply for the hobs)? How do you repair it when a slow leak over years has caused the CLT to rot?

    There are lots of new concepts out in the architectural world and I am now finding it harder and harder to work out how to repair and maintain them.

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