Tuesday 21 March 2006

The Holyrood fiasco

Peter Wilson of Napier University has an interesting article in today's Scotsman:
The root problem, however - and this is true of many so-called "iconic" buildings today - is the presumption by some architects that if a form can be drawn and modelled on computer it is capable, with technology, of being constructed.
It struck me that there is a parallel with politicians. They too come up with all kinds of madcap schemes that may look OK on paper but which fail the test of working in real life.

1 comment:

David Farrer said...

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Robert Speirs
The challenge would seem to be to come up with a computer that would only allow buildings to be designed that would work in the real world.

23 March 2006, 18:55:48 GMT
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Andrew Duffin
Nice thought but that's a paid link. What would they do, I wonder, if you copied the whole thing?

23 March 2006, 12:32:16 GMT