Carbuncle Cup

Live In London’s New Student Silo. Or You Could Sleep In A Skip.

Yes, it’s official. London, voted 55th best world city to live in, will now flog you student accommodation with no light or space or dignity for around 700 nicker a month. University College London’s new plastic squat around the corner from my front door just won the Carbuncle Cup, the annual national award for Britain’s […]

Not What The Public Wants

Try not to burst out laughing when you look at the ‘vertical pier’ on the left. Many British architects seem to operate in a vacuum that keeps them immune from public opinion. Buildings like London’s much-ridiculed Philishave (with its wind turbines that can’t face the wind) or the Shard (grotesquely disproportionate to its surroundings) get built […]