How very sad that BGY has seen fit to hide a bland glass box behind an interesting Neo-Classical shop front. The central issue is not the demolition of Speigelhalter's jewelry but the dull design set to take its place.
Comment on: Who is the most talented woman in your practice?
"Who is the most talented women in your practice?" Is it asking too much that the verb agree with the object?
Clumsy? Yes, it may be uninspired. But in the context of the anarchy that is Holyrood, Lee Boyd's security addition appears to be the epitome of sensible restraint.
Samuel Hepford, RA
Do the said alterations compromise the health and safety of the public? Do the alterations impact the neighbor's quiet enjoyment of their property? If the answer is no, live and let live.
Comment on: Fretton: ‘Raise the bar higher at the schools’
Given the state of new build architecture it is unclear that a more rigorous university curriculum would result in a more pleasing built environment. The modernist style and its permutations is all that is acceptable within the architecture profession. This is a style that is not intellectually demanding and forms a comfortable refuge for the C+ design partners. If architecture schools turn out mediocrities there is room in the glass box world for them too.