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Prince Charles says he will not ‘meddle’ in architecture once king


Well, there are clearly lots of issues here, but Prince Charles clearly understood the sensitive and historic context of an extension to the National Gallery, and the need for a humble extension rather than a statement piece. In a YouGov survey in 2009, 77% of respondees preferred traditional architecture over contemporary designs. It's interesting that the author only gives Richard Rogers' viewpoint: RHSP's works have by-and-large been for large wealthy corporate clients, and so by only presenting this 'elitist' viewpoint, the author of this article would appear to be dis-interested in the views of ordinary people. But then, if the author had presented a balanced view, it would have shown that, actually, Prince Charles is more in-touch with the public perception of architecture than many in the profession itself, and, in the inimitable words of The Fat Controller, "That would never do."

Posted date

8 November, 2018

Posted time

12:06 pm


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