Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Critical moments

  • Comment

My old sparring partner Rowan Moore (whom God preserve) does not seem very happy about my modest criticism of his hatchet job on Lord Foster in a recent issue of Prospect . His article in this issue of AJ is a robust response, as one would expect. But Astragal thinks he protests too much.

Foster's commercial buildings are better than most other people's, generally a lot better. A more interesting analysis of the practice's commercial work might focus on the way in which, faced with the uncertainties and vagaries of the planning system, the initial propositions appear to be made knowing that changes will be demanded by the myriad groups involved these days. Thus you know that the first proposition will not be defended to the death.

A rational response to an irrational world is always a talking point.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.