Comments - Page 4
maybe because we all liked The Smiths at Uni?
"I wear black on the outside,
because black is how I feel on the inside..."
Wow, look at all that foliage. Looks like the developer REALLY doesn't want the Architecture to be seen.
I thought it was still March, but clearly April 1st has been and gone, while I was sleeping.
The one unasked quesion here is what the hell use is a classical architecture derived for mediterranean climates in Britain anyway? To build in a Greek or Roman style here is and always has been every bit as arrogant, conceited, rootless, and dogmatically style based as anyhting Zaha does and certainly has no relationship to place here in the UK.
So often classical colonnades and such provide dismal, drab and unpleasant environments around buildings as any other style. If you really want to see the logcial conclusion of this argument as applied to modern requitements visit Bofil's Espaces d'Abraxas on a dull day...
Publicity stunt by a strapped developer who wants to sell the building?
I think it's pretty clear that 'nats' has never been in or around an architects office during a BSF bid process. The amount of waste of time, money and talent in the bids is quite staggering and, even when a practice was on the winning team bid they could find the LEP commissioning others for later schools, leaving little profit or even a loss.
Looking at the Museum's website and I have to wonder what the purpose of this place is. After the hype dies down it will, at very best, be competing for the same visitors as the City Museum and reducing it’s revenue. Opening with an exhibition of Martin Parr, a photographer whose work largely revolves around making fun of those who don’t share his middle class world view, is symptomatic of the disconnect between curators/cognoscenti and those who need to be buying overpriced sandwiches and pencil sharpeners in these places.
Some very valid comments. I do think that we need to ensure that the public, and by extension those in power, understand that a good 'Architect' can and does provide so much more than exterior wallpaper by working with the clients interrogating and refining the brief.
Re that last image... The Economist group anyone?