Real change doesn't happen unless you have a real voice, take real action, and mean it.
Business as usual will not solve anything.
Architects who are taking action to awake a network of professionals whose collective action contributes to 42% of UK carbon emissions realise words are not enough and should be applauded.
We must now take action beyond the much-needed awareness and protesting, all architects need to look at the work they do and ask themselves this simple question: ‘Does this project undermine the RIBA Climate Challenge for net-zero whole life carbon buildings by 2030?’
If it does, then what are you doing about it?
Are you actively informing your client what needs to change? If not, why not?
And if they don’t agree then why are you not refusing the commission?
Do to so will retain your professional integrity.
In the future climate atrocities will no doubt be challenged in the courts. Save yourself future PI claims against design which undermines our climate, and take action now to protect our environment.
"Junya Ishigami has defended the use of unpaid interns.... saying it is common practice in Japan and that criticism of it is ‘unfair’ "
Just because it is 'common practice' doesn't mean it is fair practice. This 'common practice' must be collectively changed to a new common practice of a paid and appreciated workforce.
That 'winter garden' looks very familiar... was Wilkinson Eyre's Gardens By the Bay the source of inspiration perhaps?
Comment on: Profession in shock as UK votes to leave EU
I couldn't agree more with Ian Ritchie's statement.
Briton should be bigger than the underlying xenophobia that seems to have pushed it over the edge. This is sad day in which the 75% of our younger generation voted to remain part of a European community, and have been removed against their will.
They, like all forward thinking people, know that in today's society common ideals and cooperation are so important to our development not just as a country but as human beings.
£37.7 Million on design fees? consents? and investigations? That is unbelievably wasteful!
You could have built a whole bridge for that money.
Given that one of Sadiq's conditions is that no more public money is to be spent on this project, we should all expect him not to sign the underwriting of the £3.5million a year maintenance costs, in doing so would go against his own terms.