Labour Party and Architecture: A Revolutionary Approach

Malcolm Millais, an LI member who lives near Porto in Portugal, puts forward some radical suggestions for Party policy on architecture and urban design.

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commented 2018-02-19 21:15:51 +0000
Very simplistic. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but there is nothing substantial here to support the author’s views.
In every period of history there have been good buildings and bad buildings, good architects and bad architects, good politicians and bad politicians, good ideas and bad ideas.
Saying “modern architecture” is bad, is like saying “French food” is bad, or Czech cars" are bad, or “Chinese mountains” are bad. And what do you consider is “modern”? The style, the date, the materials, the planning, the context?
Apropos of nothing, and not taking sides; le Corbusier’s Unit√© d’Habitation in Marseilles, designed and built originally as social housing, is now a much-sought after address, much-loved by it’s inhabitants. There is now so much interest that part of it is now a hotel for visitors.
commented 2018-02-19 19:21:45 +0000
I entirely agree with Malcolm. The whole issue is crying out for political intervention on behalf of the general public who have to live for a long with whatever is built, be it individual buildings or large housing developments. The existing planning system is not working.
commented 2018-02-01 12:11:59 +0000
Brilliant article. This is what happens when the people who are expected to live, work and relax in buildings have no say in their design.
Pat Byrne

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