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Wednesday16 April 2014

irene1000

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  • Comment on: Dittmar persists with Prince's Foundation design review plans

    irene1000's comment | 9 November 2010 1:44 pm

    Design review was set up to be a democratic process.
    Anyone can do it - it shouldn't be seen to be 'exclusive' to the Prince or CABE. In fact most architects should be able to organise one having been to architecture school. There is a manual on how to do it http://www.cabe.org.uk/publications/design-review-principles-and-practice

  • Comment on: Arb 'threat' to new association of Part II architects

    irene1000's comment | 11 November 2010 6:22 pm

    TAPTA needs to do their homework.  The level of qualification varies country by country in the EU. In many countries student architects need to do 'something' post part two- it's not necessarily automatic.  Generally, qualification is not a function of time per se but by the curriculum itself.  

    At the part 2 level in the UK, students do not yet have the level of skill required to administer a contract.  Doing an MArch in digital modelling does not prove this knowledge.     

    There needs to be an overhaul of the system here, but not to give architects such as Paul McGrath a qualification (which he is not entitled to.) The architecture professional curriculum needs to be much more relevant and cost-effective in teaching students the vital skills required to be a proficient and capable architect.    

  • Comment on: World's first business of architecture degree launched

    irene1000's comment | 18 November 2010 7:39 pm

    I confirm JH's comment - This is NOT the world's first masters degree combining the two. There are several in the US, including Washington University's Master of Architecture and MBA programme (they also do a combined programme with Construction Management.)

  • Comment on: Mangera Yvars Architects bags £40m Nottingham Tesco design

    irene1000's comment | 7 December 2010 0:10 am

    Do we really need any more iconobuildings? I thought the recession would have wiped them out (or at least helped us a bit.) This new Tesco building is the same as the rest just full of more of the obvious gimmicks. Tesco is missing trick though - how about designing a new logo (which appears to be subsuming 25% of the building?) It would be a much better use of money - and a little easier on the eye.

  • Comment on: Make submits plans for Broadgate

    irene1000's comment | 10 December 2010 1:55 pm

    Hopefully it feels better on the inside than it looks on the outside.
    Energy efficient does not necessarily mean sustainable, or attractive!

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