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

Talking dirty

  • Comment

My old friend Dan Cruickshank, TV's Mr Architecture, is on fighting form. Last weekend he was to be seen explaining why poor old Berthold Lubetkin, having got it all wrong about how gorillas and penguins really behave, then misapplied the lessons he thought he had learned at London Zoo in creating Bevin Court, cited as an example of failed social housing. Dan is surely onto a better idea with his plea to the National Trust this week, to stop disguising the sexual nature of its eighteenth-century gardens, with their more or less explicit references to certain forms and functions. That's the stuff.

  • 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.