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Emma Filippides

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  • Comment on: Competition: Hammersmith High Line

    Emma Filippides's comment 26 March, 2019 2:22 pm

    I would like to make clear that the London Festival of Architecture is not involved in the running of this competition. We have fundamental concerns about ideas competitions which expect architects to do substantial amounts of work for free.

  • Comment on: Dan Anderson: Bring back the Millennium Commission

    Emma Filippides's comment 8 September, 2017 11:29 am

    An interesting piece Dan. We're planning to have a breakfast debate on just this topic at NLA on October 6 with Will Hurst. Hope you can be there.

    I was never quite sure where Hodge got the idea of 'grands oeuvres' from - did she mean 'grands projets' which is what Mitterand called his interventions? "Grand travaux' is an alternative. Why not use English and just call them 'big ideas'?

  • Comment on: RIBA Housing Group attacks institute's own report

    Emma Filippides's comment 4 December, 2015 12:27 pm

    How on earth can this sort of thing happen in a membership organisation? Who agreed to the publication of this report? Surely heads must roll in the Executive.

  • Comment on: Fireworks and architects

    Emma Filippides's comment 7 November, 2015 12:03 pm

    Claire Bennie is brilliant and from this report the only speaker speaking much sense.

  • Comment on: Shortlist revealed in £10m St Hilda’s Oxford contest

    Emma Filippides's comment 22 October, 2015 11:28 am

    I'm surprised your story doesn't mention that St Hilda's commissioned Alison and Peter Smithson in the late 60s to design student accommodation on the site. An important part of their oeuvre, it has an interesting juxtaposition with Big Jim's contemporaneous Florey Building just up the river and borrows elements of the Economist building, completed a few years before. The cladding was described by Alison as a 'yashmak' to "prevent the girls from being too exposed".

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