Architect slams ‘dismal’ UK design – The Guardian

The Guardian reports

“Andres Duany flew in from America and yesterday unveiled a 64-point litany of mistakes made by British architects and planners over the last 50 years.

Duany is one of the original designers of Poundbury, the prince’s new town in Dorset, and said the leading lights of modernist architecture including Richard Rogers, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and Peter Eisenman were “increasingly irrelevant”.”

SOURCE: The GuardianArchitect slams ‘dismal’ UK design

Architect slams ‘dismal’ UK design – The Guardian

The Guardian reports

“Andres Duany flew in from America and yesterday unveiled a 64-point litany of mistakes made by British architects and planners over the last 50 years.

Duany is one of the original designers of Poundbury, the prince’s new town in Dorset, and said the leading lights of modernist architecture including Richard Rogers, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and Peter Eisenman were “increasingly irrelevant”.”

SOURCE: The GuardianArchitect slams ‘dismal’ UK design

Stockholm’s Revitalized Green City Center – Inhabitat

Inhabitat reports on “A joint project between the Swedes at Nod Landscape Architects and Danes at BIG Architects is set to transform Slussen, Stockholm’s city center.”

[SOURCE: Inhabitat » Stockholm’s Revitalized Green City Center]

Architects Head to Latin America to Weather the Economic Storm – BusinessWeek

Architectural Record via Business Week report “Even as financial troubles mount around the world, some architects are betting on Central and South America”

[SOURCE: Architects Head to Latin America to Weather the Economic Storm - BusinessWeek].

Emerging Architects: tomorrow begins here – Times Online

Times Online reports

“Recently it was reported that in that last recession 40 per cent of architects lost their jobs, and earlier this month the superstar architect Frank Gehry’s first large-scale project in this country, a residential development in Brighton, was cancelled. Once again, things are not at the heights they once were.

Nowhere was this more evident than at the Emerging Architecture Awards last week. These are the world’s leading awards for young architects and, as the name suggests, perhaps the best indicator of the direction in which architecture is heading. So what should we expect on our streets?”

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