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  • Comment on: Modular design should be on architects’ syllabus, says government tsar

    Hmmm's comment 11 November, 2019 10:52 am

    Little boxes on the hillside,
    Little boxes made of ticky tacky
    Little boxes on the hillside,
    Little boxes all the same,
    There's a pink one and a green one
    And a blue one and a yellow one
    And they're all made out of ticky tacky
    And they all look just the same.
    And the people in the houses
    All went to the university
    Where they were put in boxes
    And they came out all the same
    And there's doctors and lawyers
    And business executives
    And they're all made out of ticky tacky
    And they all look just the same.
    And they all play on the golf course
    And drink their martinis dry
    And they all have pretty children
    And the children go to school,
    And the children go to summer camp
    And then to the university
    Where they are put in boxes
    And they come out all the same.
    And the boys go into business
    And marry and raise a family
    In boxes made of ticky tacky
    And they all look just the same,
    There's a pink one and a green one
    And a blue one and a yellow one
    And they're all made out of ticky tacky
    And they all look just the same.

  • Comment on: Ghost in the shell: Alma-nac’s House Within a House

    Hmmm's comment 8 November, 2019 10:44 am

    This is undoubtedly a successful project when seen in the context of the brief however it cannot be argued that costs which must have been significant (plot, plus new work) are not an issue in this instance we must presume this statement was made to justify the typically undisclosed overall cost to save either the clients or architects embarrassment

    Whilst it could be argued that the client has a right to withhold this critical information the fact that they were happy to let the architect promote the commission should be reason enough to disclose what it all cost not least because gauging costs for 1 off residential projects is notoriously difficult to accurately predict even if a QS is retained which wasn’t the case in this instance

  • Comment on: Architecture union launches to fight ‘toxic culture’ of overwork

    Hmmm's comment 1 November, 2019 3:40 pm

    JUST SAY NO AND KEEP SAYING NO-ITS THAT SIMPLE STOP WHINING AND TAKE ACTION, ITS YOUR CAREER

  • Comment on: Competition: Making Places 2, Waltham Forest

    Hmmm's comment 18 October, 2019 3:57 pm

    We insist on working for nothing the mere thought of accepting money for our efforts makes our beards twitch

  • Comment on: Body building: Invisible Studio’s gym at Hadspen House

    Hmmm's comment 15 October, 2019 12:29 pm

    I’ve no doubt the author will be able to justify this somewhat cliched solution to his brief but don’t add insult to injury by attacking Niall Hobhouse through the technique of damning with faint praise vis comments about ‘magpie approach’ by comparing this piece of rustic bling to what was built beforehand

    He is a rare supporter of architecture as cultural endeavour in a land generally devoid of such people unless as a requirement to justify some narcissistic form throwing or in pursuit of political gain

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