RIBA Architect in Dorset - Specialising in a wide range of services as a rural practise. Also registered in South Africa.
Comment on: Feilden Clegg Bradley win Southbank contest
bd steams forth with 'drawing up proposals' .... can we please make a paradign shift ... it is 2012. Architects design.
I worked for 20 years in a self build environment. The difference for a start lies in the availability of land. Only big business can fund the laborious tick box process of securing planning. Then the building regulations have their roots in big business too. UK is not geared up for the DIY house builder. In fact it is quite the opposite. Has anyone seen the 'map' to secure for eg. the new 'Green Initiative' funding. Another joke. And then like all these matters - here is another example of executives going on paid trips but with not a clue how to get the ball rolling - wasting public money. It's all in the hands of big business and policitians and then executives riding the wave. And more recently you can't even speak to a 'planner' (sic) any more - you pay for advice and then you get the book thrown at you - but not a stitch of useful information. With the amount of burocracy, over regulation and tick boxing going on it is only the hardy or foolish that get to build themselves. I've just witnessed a local parking area being built by the Woodland Trust - the 'suits' got involved, showed 2 fingers to the local community, and now they are saddled with the most user - unfriendly burocratic supermarket car park for an isolated wood. Most of the users are old and retired and can't even get their vehicles through the narrow gates - some 'suit' decided that 'travellers' may now find the place attractive .. all of a sudden. We have to keep out all but those who can travel as single driver in a single car. The mind boggles.
how many 'clients' have migrated to the new practise, and if they then continue to work for those 'clients' is there a claim against them for aiding the demise of the original practise?
It is interesting that when Christchurch first called for professional assistants, that architects were not included in the list. A change of mind then? And the one begs why it is perceived that only young professionals are creative and have design skills, and know about environmental friendly solutions. I think that is called discrimination.
Comment on: Charles Jencks' giant reclining woman opens
.. opens what?
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