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Maguire and Murray building at Oxford’s Trinity College to be demolished


While Adam Architecture are perfectly entitled to criticize the work of others they should realize that to call it 'incongruous' is only justified if you believe, like Prince Charles & co. and possibly the Scruton set, that the answer to good taste lies in pastiche. Not even quality pastiche, in this case - look at the images, particularly 5.11. The Cumberbatch building,, while very different from its neighbors, is in scale and surely not life-expired, so does Trinity have such a generous endowment that it can afford to destroy a decent and useful building of strong character that's part of the history of the development of the college?

Posted date

18 February, 2019

Posted time

10:36 am