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Almacantar’s Mike Hussey claims architects ‘in danger of being wiped out’


I don't really understand what Mike is saying here. It appears to be: "Architects, you have to engage with what clients really want. Look at the walkie-talkie as an example (do we really have to?). It was well designed and then what the client really wanted was to save money by making it less good than it could have been, even they would have known what it would cost to build before the planning stage. So the client told everyone to value engineer all the goodness out of it to make it less good and that wasn't really a good idea, because at the end of the day, what does that extra froth on the bottom line matter? Not enough for me to take responsibility for the fact that the building is horrible, and stop being smug." Silly old architects, agreeing to that. They should have used their infinite power to prevent the greed gene from kicking in.

Posted date

8 September, 2017

Posted time

2:58 pm


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