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elizabeth motley

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  • Comment on: Women’s action group launches protest at men-only RIBA Royal Gold Medal

    elizabeth motley's comment 21 February, 2019 3:24 pm

    Dear 'Industry Professional' whomever you are - Just imagine, if only one male architect in 171 years had won the award, and instead 170 women had won, do you seriously think that men would sit quiet and say nothing, and believe it had all been judged on merit alone so was fair and honest?
    Of course there have been many worthy female architects and engineers (white, black, under or above 5'8), who should have won too!

  • Comment on: AHMM housing for Kevin McCloud’s HAB finally breaks ground

    elizabeth motley's comment 13 November, 2018 2:14 pm

    Would be interesting to see what are the car parking and servicing arrangements, I hope they look equally as attractive (in their own right), as do these visualisations of the car free elements.
    Would appreciate a plan of the whole if that's possible? In my opinion these are always the challenges of mass housing design. It would be interesting to see how the architects and landscape architects approached this?

  • Comment on: RIBA Stirling Prize 2018 shortlist announced

    elizabeth motley's comment 26 July, 2018 12:28 pm

    Is this the beige Stirling Shortlist? If so please could I see the colour Stirling Shortlist?
    Gaudi, Will Alsop, James Stirling, Amanda Levete, Ricardo Bofill, Richard Rogers, Mackintosh, William Morris, Piers Gough, ………..not much beige there.

  • Comment on: RIBA Stirling Prize 2018 shortlist announced

    elizabeth motley's comment 26 July, 2018 11:02 am

    What's happened? Are Architects suddenly frightened by colour, or appearing in 'bad taste'. or have they just forgotten how to apply it well? All those architects and designers who went before and showed us how to do it, Mackintosh, Will Alsop, Piers Gough, James Stirling, William Morris, Gaudi, Ricardo Bofill, Richard Rogers, Amanda Levete...………. Where is their impact on this year's shortlist?

  • Comment on: Chipperfield leads calls for Mac to be rebuilt

    elizabeth motley's comment 6 July, 2018 10:08 am

    Others probably already know this but in the 60's and 70's, Scotland Street School ? was under threat of demolition, (due to an urban motorway proposal), the Tea Rooms were far from their best, only having the original upper storey intact, and Queen's Cross Church ? was becoming derelict. This time we really need to ensure his greatest masterpiece remains, and we know enough about the School of Art, to build it as an exact replica. But its not just Charles who was responsible for its final realisation - lets not forget Margaret. 'Margaret has genius, I only have talent', Mackintosh was reported to have said.

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