Surely it is the Conservative government of 1997 who privatised The Building Research Establishment that initiated the train of events that led to the Grenfell fire. The BRE was then forced to certify buildings in order to survive in competition with other bodies.
Comment on: AJ Small Projects shortlist 2020
Why is there not a single basement in the shortlisted entries ?
The most expensive part of building is surely the land.
The Conservative government privatised the Building Research Establishment so that they had to tout for business rather than perform their role in setting building standards - that is the origin of this sad affair.
Comment on: Government’s response to architects’ Brexit letter ‘completely misunderstands’ profession
Sad to see so many right wing delusional comments here.
Comment on: Could you live in OFIS’s 30m² micro-home?
There is almost unlimited space underground. Surely we could make better use of land by constructing at least part underground.
Underground facilities are fine for the residents of Belgravia so why not for other people (outside flood plains anyway) ?
Council planners give a green light to builders to waste land by allowing them to plonk rabbit hutches and executive homes on the surface of the land.