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  • ^ Pisti, best architect on the forum... And we all know Ken Shuttleworth is the daddy these days...

  • i should give him some credit i suppose.. he never f@cked about when he sacked people.. he'd have a list ready walk the shop floor and tell them to their faces..

    alan sugar style..

    you're fired, quick, easy, painless humiliating, degrading

    ftfy

  • Is this about why people don't play polo?

  • I dont dislike all architects... just the ones who think they are better than everyone else... which is most of them.

    anyway, I wont be discussing this any further on a public internet forum, as it is pointless and futile.

  • The stupid thing is that I actually agree with what you're saying... I just don't like being tarred with that brush.

  • You don't like architects.

    I really like them on Pizzas, they do make you fart though! Not sure whether those are the jerusalem ones or not...

  • The stupid thing is that I actually agree with what you're saying... I just don't like being tarred with that brush.

    Occupational hazzard, I guess.
    It's a shame.

  • I suppose so. It's a sore point for me, hence my objection to your implied assumption that I'm an arrogant twat.

  • it would be interesting to see how many foster buildings in the UK are:-

    1. still standing in fifty years time
    2. ever given listed building status from EH for architectural merit and cultural significance
    3. re-classified for housing refugees and illegal immigrants

    1. Willis Faber and Dumas building in Ipswich is now 35 years old. I imagine another 15 years will be easy, as it still looks brand new.
    2. and is grade 1 listed.
    3. That is unlikely to happen as it is still needed for the insurance company offices.
  • I suppose so. It's a sore point for me, hence my objection to your implied assumption that I'm an arrogant twat.

    everyone is entitled to their opinion. i just don't rate foster that's all. i have worked in architecture for 24 years.. and my daughter wants to study architecture too. i have been lucky to have worked for some great firms and clients over the years.. you develop tough skin, soak up tons of pressure, people look to you for answers and solutions, you make it happen and deliver to your best ability..

    its all about the HTFU sometimes..

  • My sister worked as one of Norman Fosters PA's (he had 3 or 4 at the time). Very hard task master, very demanding but fair was the impression she gave of him.

  • i think there is a general rule that if you can deal with pressure and the worst architecture throws at you, the stronger and wiser you become.. alas i've become that thing i always loathed in others a forthright cynic and skeptical so-and-so.. and yes i've had my f@ck ups too and have been on site for many years.

    the studio life is all spotify music, facebook and forum nonsense.

    what i miss most is seeing graduates fresh out of uni, assisting them through their year out, sharing my grief, experience and knowledge, f@ck i sound like a perv grooming young apprentices !!..

    i work for a smaller practice now which doesn't have a graduate programme or budget to support one. the grad programmes underpin our profession, investing in the future.. but not as clerkitects red line drawings for some outsourced slave shop in vietnam to CAD-up and return in 24 hours, just so we can exist in this cut-troat / minimal fee world.. where the grads learn little or nothing, no site experience or getting properly involved in a project..

  • my last major project in doha.. the visualisation is mediocre.. sorry fabrice.. there i said it, not convinced by my bosses design philosophy either but it's work.. 3d nightmare to model

    http://vimeo.com/12550678

    same height as the petronas towers in KL
    not sure it's being built now..

    i'm currently working on a new concert hall in antwerp.. at least the beers are good..

  • He can't be all bad

  • true, but how much of that is architecture and how much is civil engineering..
    sorry that was a bit harsh, yes it's a very nice bridge..

  • anyway.. we have renzo piano's masterpiece to look forward too soon in london..

  • and richard rogers cheese grater (on hold)

  • maybe one day ian simpsons grand effort at blackfriars (still on hold)

  • true, but how much of that is architecture and how much is civil engineering..
    sorry that was a bit harsh, yes it's a very nice bridge..

    Harsh? Can I take it that architects really despise civil engineers then?

    Best thing about the Millau viaduct was the construction accident book. No deaths but one serious injury involving a cut thumb.

    And it is a very very nice bridge.

  • no seriously it is a nice bridge.. a very very nice bridge.. no offence intended.

    brunel was a genius
    look at what calatrava achieved..
    i am in awe thomas heatherwick

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gB9dN4nk­-E

  • I'm looking forward to seeing the Bishopsgate Tower completed.. I believe it got the nickname the 'Helter Scelter'.
    Did quite a lot of work onthat project when I was at KPF a few years back.

  • maybe one day ian simpsons grand effort at blackfriars (still on hold)

    I do a lot of work over the road from there at Ludgate House, seem to have been waiting for One Blackfriars Road to be coming up for ages... I guess the recession didn't help matters... I can't wait for the Shard to be completed...
    #architecturegeek

  • The only thing I like about the shard, is that it will have a public space at the top.
    I'm not a huge fan of it so far... but we'll see.

  • So what's your opinion on Heron Tower in that case?

  • no seriously it is a nice bridge.. a very very nice bridge.. no offence intended.

    I was not offended by your liking the bridge.

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