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  • Comment on: RetroFirst: Can policy change encourage more retrofitting?

    TrimTrab's comment 5 February, 2020 4:28 pm

    As much as I'm in favour of this initiative it does seem the entire idea is at odds with the direction this government wants to take. They were the ones who enthusiastically started the bonfire of the quangos when Cameron first got in, they destroyed CABE and anything like it that would slow down development. Unfortunate word that, 'bonfire', seeing what's happenned since

  • Comment on: Three things architecture practices can do immediately to help combat climate change

    TrimTrab's comment 10 December, 2019 1:35 pm

    I'd add that we should get up to date with what the wider industry is doing with things like the Better Buildings Partnership. These (major) clients are far ahead of any architecture practice with what they have committed to:

  • Comment on: Better design can help us build safely in flood zones

    TrimTrab's comment 19 November, 2019 12:22 pm

    This is a really important article, we should be getting really serious about floating architecture in the UK, and not just in Henley on Thames! I'm not sure the solution shown here would work in Fishlake.
    We also shouldn't lose sight of how we can use permeable surfaces and retention ponds to both protect our own sites and not damage other areas through what we design. Flood protection is far too simplistic in itself, we need mitigation as well such as reforesting hillsides or we are just pushing the problems onto our neighbours

  • Comment on: Framework winner Page\Park submits Ayr housing plans

    TrimTrab's comment 18 November, 2019 6:16 pm

    all the balconies face onto the car park and none onto the river? but still you preserved the nice shape you wanted

  • Comment on: It's time the RIBA stopped behaving like a snowflake on Brexit

    TrimTrab's comment 30 October, 2019 4:22 pm

    Brexit has very clearly already caused a lot of companies to lose revenue and even to start laying off staff. You would know this if you actually worked in this industry.
    Even arch capitalists like Norman Foster have now realised how huge a financial impact Brexit will have. They employ 10-00 staff and currently don't have to sponsor any visas, Brexit will obviously have a huge financial burden when roughly 1/3 of architects in London are from the EU.
    UK architecture schools thrive on their huge international student base. Are you saying we shouldn't be employing these people when they graduate?
    The AJ really is a red top like the sun isn't it, someone really needs to fact check this nonsense

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