Aaahh of course. It's not the politicians' fault. Nor the greedy developers. Nor the architects who accept these commissions. It's the immigrants of course! For being alive and taking up your space. Let's rant about that. And while we're at it, let's also call for British immigrants to be sent packing from Spain, France, Falklands, Cyprus, Malta, Gibraltar, and especially Mauritius where they are illegals.
@Russell - what about part M? Corridor widths, turning circles, WCs, kitchens services and controls positioning, fire means of escape... I suppose the minimal requirements are pretty minimal, but still, 8.3sqm....
Can someone explain how on earth they can meet building regs in 8sqm and 13 sqm flats?
This is just PR. No British architecture students or international students intending to get qualified in the UK would do an extra 1-year masters course after completing part 2 or part 3. We're already in debt, and experience is more valuable than extra degrees. Fire safety design is precisely the kind of thing that should've been integrated into the part 2 course itself. But part 2 is just a pretty image-making course where you learn nothing practical about fire safety, and everything about photoshop and illustrator.
Ironic that the only course that will directly teach housing is not going to sit within the architecture school...
Not enough tsunami warning systems and flooded dystopian city projects for architecture school?