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Colum Mulhern

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  • Comment on: Style wars begin: ‘housing tsar’ Scruton slams Modernist architecture

    Colum Mulhern's comment 15 November, 2018 2:29 pm

    David Farmery, thanks for showing everyone why the government had to step in and why an architect can't sit on the board.
    “I haven’t the time to read his pretentious drivel“ but I assume it's pretentious drivel because it doesn't fit the outdated ideology they drum into us at school?
    And others talk about “blinkered bigotry“.... if the cap fits....

  • Comment on: Housing minister promotes Classicism from the Deep South

    Colum Mulhern's comment 6 November, 2018 8:25 pm

    Did I say something wrong?

  • Comment on: Housing minister promotes Classicism from the Deep South

    Colum Mulhern's comment 6 November, 2018 1:23 pm

    Wakey Wakey architects. Your time is up.....
    More and more people, including a minority of architects have woken up to the fact that we're simply perpetuating an ideology that never lived-up to it's empty promises. A system more about the pretend elitism of architects rather than the interests of the population we should be serving.
    And yes, even government ministers have a the right to have an opinion and are no longer afraid to voice it.
    You can all deny this but just reading the previous comments is proof enough.
    Schools must begin to teach architecture again, and stop calling the rubbish that has ruined our towns and villages for generations now architecture.
    It will be impossible for most the look truthfully at the damage modernism has been doing and change. It would mean beginning to learn what schools of architecture don't teach.
    Most of you will prefer to continue to live un denial.

  • Comment on: News analysis: Five questions about Grenfell Tower that must be answered

    Colum Mulhern's comment 20 June, 2017 11:46 am

    Just as architects' deflected attention from the real issue towards the need for p. a. systems in staircases after the 11th of September 2001 (S.O.M), the simple and basic question is not addressed here either. Maybe because it would upset too many apple carts.
    Is high-rise dangerous by its very nature?
    I am of the opinion that it is.
    Below 6 floors people can still be rescued from their windows, and facades can be hosed-down. How many more will die with their beautiful views before 6 floors, or preferably less, becomes the maximum allowed buildable height.
    An immediate moratorium should be imposed on all high-rise building to protect lives.

  • Comment on: Profession slams 'barmy' Tory pledge for annual £2K fee on non-EU architects

    Colum Mulhern's comment 22 May, 2017 11:16 am

    Theresa May sounds more like Marine LePen every day, and sometimes like her father Jean-Marie.
    Indeed the conservatives seem to be continuing to poach the UKIP and NF type electorate through their policies. There is less and less difference betwen them with every day that passes.
    It's strange how one can see the danger in other countires National Fronts and not see the directon one's own country's main stream party is taking.
    The comment above about spanish waiter is far from amusing. Any English waiter can do the very same, and not necessarily any worse than a qualifed architect, employed or unemployed.
    This is nothing to do with the real problem that you need to have a fee scale imposed again by law that will allow you all to earn a decent living from all your efforts (or which will allow you to make a real effort).
    But don't forget to refrain from pointing the finger at other nationals. We all know where that leads in the end.

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