I've no idea what Roger Scruton would have thought about sustainability but, as TRIMTRAB has said, wouldn't it be more fruitful to discuss the type of architecture that responds to local climate, materials and use of energy in our urgent quest to reach net zero carbon emissions? We might then be less enamoured of globalised forms of architecture (classicism, modernism) and more inclined to design buildings that are different across the globe. And please let's not confuse traditional with indigenous, from which there is much to learn.
Comment on: ABK co-founder Paul Koralek dies aged 86
Great architect; an inspiration and a lovely man.
The reason HS2 is losing the public's confidence is because it reinforces our centralised economy around London and diverts huge sums away from the neglected northern parts of the UK. The trains from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle southwards are now slower than 25 years ago and, unless they are radically improved, people will continue to default to carbon-intensive plane travel.
1991 Building of the Year was Broadgate I recall. Others on that list included our own first office project, Terry Farrell's Embankment Place and Manser's large hotel at Heathrow I think. (Can't find details on RIBA website....) However, I agree with the sentiment that major commercial projects are often overlooked, despite being extremely difficult to do well.
Can someone explain how an irregular pyramid with entirely glazed facades reduces environmental impacts?