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George Morgan

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  • Comment on: Stop funding ‘hothouse’ modular homes, MPs tell government

    George Morgan's comment 30 July, 2018 1:02 pm

    What does modular have to do with overheating? The main experts - Dr Anstasia Mylona from CIBSE and Prof Gupta from Oxford didn't appear to mention this, instead talking about aspect, shading, ventilation - the sort of things you'd expect, and how more rigorous modelling of overheating should be required in the building regs.

    The idea that modular is not resilient to overheating came from the Mineral Products Association who lobby for concrete - a material notably rare in modular housing.

    So hopefully the civil servants dealing with this will take this into account.

  • Comment on: Francis Terry beats father to win first ever competition

    George Morgan's comment 11 November, 2015 6:00 pm

    It's all about the elevation with the Terrys, isn't it. They rarely seem to send the press plans or sections. How is the building organised? How do you move around it? What does it feel like when you get there? It is all a mystery.

    Maybe a bit more of such information would explain things like why the symmetry stops being important at the curved yellow corner and what exactly is happening with the roof there. Maybe...

  • Comment on: We should delight in, not bemoan, architecture's invention and imagination

    George Morgan's comment 27 October, 2015 9:13 am

    This doesn't seem hugely dignified. Wouldn't a simple Twitter spat have surfficed?

  • Comment on: Housing crisis: 'Architects should challenge the issues of supply and demand'

    George Morgan's comment 17 July, 2015 10:04 am

    While many of the recommendations make a lot of sense, the need for 250,000 homes per year comes from people looking at things in more detail than just tautologically dividing up totals and averages.

    The idea that increasing the average household size to improve housing supply is a bit of an odd one. Increased household size is in part a symptom of the shortage of housing, not a solution. People who can't afford to move out of the family home, people not being able to afford their own housing and having to share.

  • Comment on: ‘The worst building in the world awards’

    George Morgan's comment 2 July, 2015 3:47 pm

    Create Streets have got a bit of a cheek talking about empiricism when they've produced such a blatantly manipulative survey.

    Basically asking people if they'd want little houses or big blocks of flats built near them - most people living in the existing context of little houses - then making out like the result is about style, rather than scale.

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