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Style wars begin: ‘housing tsar’ Scruton slams Modernist architecture


This fellow calls himself a philosopher and intellectual. Has he designed or built anything? What does his own house look like? I haven’t the time to read his pretentious drivel. He should spend some time in a good architects office, on site, at a community consultation meeting. He will find that Architecture is a collaboration, and always has been. Wren needed Hawksmoor, a good builder, an understanding client with a lot of money, and Grinling Gibbons and then Capability Brown for the landscaping. Perhaps visit a Grand Design and talk to the client? Also a developer and a fund manager? He might learn something. Let’s hope he’s never given any real power in some sort of Government Advisory Committee! Architects aren’t perfect, just human, and doing their best in multi faceted times? Some buildings and environments are amazing: some work, some are awful.

Posted date

15 November, 2018

Posted time

11:26 am