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New national design guide: the industry reacts


Context, context, context. I am sick and tired of planners making me dumb down well designed buildings to fit within the context of dull, dreary inter-war suburban tat! This country is obsessed with Mock-Tudor / Neo-Georgian rubbish. It consumes all design and brings it down to the lowest common denominator. Has anyone told the planners / Government that combining inter-war tat with the required balcony amenity spaces and a blanket no-render policy is nigh on impossible. We are in an era of dull brick boxes with recessed balconies with only a liberal splatter of projecting header bricks to break up the monotony. Its design by numbers and its producing a new batch of 21st Century rubbish that future generations will have to fit in with therefore repeating the cycle of junk. Why don't we just all go back to living in caves and using horse and carts?

Posted date

7 October, 2019

Posted time

9:20 am