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Estate elevations wrong method for commission

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You gave some prominence to the initiative of property adviser Wright and Partners to inject £1 billion into 'architect-designed homes'.

Architects are being asked to submit an A2 elevation drawing of a 'terrace'. It is reported that 200 practices have already been approached and the 'net is widening'. Of course none of the architects will be paid.

The context for this initiative is 'large scale development of local authority estates'. The best elevations will be displayed with a masterplan (prepared by someone else). An elevation will be chosen by a consultation board and the lucky architect (subject to agreeing fees) may then be asked to progress the 'design' through to construction.

This sounds like an expensive way of choosing wallpaper but a ludicrous way of choosing architects for massive redevelopment programmes.

Charles Thompson, Rivington Street Studio Architecture, London EC2

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