Was there not once a profession which designed safe, robust buildings which fully complied with the Building Regulations?
What was it's name again...ar...arc...archa...no, it's gone.
Speculator's architecture hath three conditions: Commodities, Futures and Deregulation
Chimes with the current BBC drama Trust Me where the new Dr Who actor plays a nurse who pretends to be a doctor. But who would want to pretend to be an architect when there are so many pretend architects around already?
Despite rubbish reality programmes like Grand Designs there is massive ignorance among the public and politicians as to the role of the architect. Ask anyone, including the chattering classes, to name their favourite architect and you will be met with blank stares. This attitude is reinforced by philistines like Michael Gove and the gutter press who view the profession as arrogant purvryors of ugliness. No wonder the government ignores us, and it always has.
Isn't the translation of Schumacher "cobblers"?