Mark - It's lovely and sunny in Edinburgh just now!
If the RIBA isn't going to get involved in debates about public procurement you have to question their relevance to the profession. The only strange thing here is that they have taken so long.
Comment on: ARB lobbies to remove elected members from board
If elections do not guarantee the relevant skills then why not just require those skills from those standing for election?
Comment on: Reworking Seoul’s last moon village
There's definitely something of Hassan Fathy about this. I like it a lot. So often these places are bulldozed and replaced with something faceless and anonymous and the community that was there is destroyed. It's good to see city authorities that have the interest in commissioning such a complex and well considered project.
Am I the only Luddite that sees nothing wrong with the current setup - grass, benches, statues and large enough hard areas for events - what more do you want?
I agree that the competition was a shambles and should never have happened that way but I'm not sure that a big expanse of grey stripes with a grey sky overhead is going to help.