But then again it may concentrate the minds of architects to have to please REAL people, many of whom feel impotent in the face of the choices thrust upon them...and many of whom are quite intelligent enough to understand the subtleties.
Comment on: Sadiq Khan pulls plug on Garden Bridge
Not before time. It was a vanity project at the expense of Londoners.
It would have made a mess of the South Bank, destroyed numerous established trees, taken pleasurable space from ordinary people already enjoying it. All so a few people could fluff their breast feathers and joined by people in the government who thought it might be nice to do the same. Good riddance. There will be thousands of people heaving a sigh of relief.
Wandsworth Council is famous for not turning down high and unpleasant buildings unsuitable for the area, and now they actually have...would you believe, it Boris has come to the rescue of the developers. Putney High Street has a village atmosphere; it doesn't deserve to have such a boring building inflicted on it. Shame on Boris.
Comment on: Top UK talents to design Czech housing scheme
Looks an interestingly varied design. It would be nice to see more of that here.
Comment on: MSMR's Battersea development given green light
At least the maximum height is 10 stories (Eng Spelling) (quite enough), but the buildings are so dull. I live in Battersea and we are constantly fighting for better design and lower heights. These buildings show no sign that they could be humanised by their contents...human beings! More mixtures of shapes, please architects...bring back arches, keep our eyes entertained. Leave room for some green stuff. No one is going to say 'how nice, you live there do you?' about these buildings are they? They will say 'How convenient for the City!'