Comment on: Reaction to Scruton sacking: ‘It was foreseeable this ludicrous appointment would end badly’
Yes, I particularly agree with Angela and Piers, added to this his particular view of architects - you can become one easily you know- you just need to build yourself a shed, and they couldn't possibly become advisors or commissioners because they are too partisan?
As a small practice it takes much time and energy to prepare a tender for a public procurement body, and resources are spread very thinly within local authorities in our region. We find ourselves bidding for very small amounts, £10,000 to £50,000 say - even these small amounts must be procured fairly and impartially. An investigation must be implemented, and (if found) some of this wasted money must be paid back , to enable real projects, giving real value to the public and public sector to be initiated.
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!
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
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.