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


The more voices the better in this conversation? Hopefully the Csar, Apparatchiks and his Capo di Capo are taking notes! (And I’m not an architect, so don’t tar me with that brush!) Having attended many planning meetings, what is needed is a School of Architecture; for the people on the Clapham omnibus, whoever they are. Not to indoctrinate, but enable them to make a constructive contribution. It is impossible to please all the people all the time, especially as the world changes even faster. We will never complete the project, but I’ve enjoyed having a go for 50 years. A few of you might have used my buildings travelling to Milton Keynes or Calais, or living in Docklands? And sometimes they are beautiful, at least in the eye of this beholder. So how about an Architectural Summer School, with Roger Scruton and a few MPs in the front row?! And learn by doing, before you tell others where to go.

Posted date

15 November, 2018

Posted time

3:37 pm