Financial Times critic Edwin Heathcote has just sent us this a striking indictment of new architecture in London. From Palimpsests to the superficiality of green architecture, few large-scale developments escape the criticisms levelled at a generation of architecture that both ignores and refuses any meaningful relationship with its surroundings.

One of the most important problems, Heathcote suggests, is not the architecture itself but rather the lack of debate and dialogue pushing it in new directions. We shouldn't passively accept the trajectory of built form, but rather we need to engage with it to determine its path as a successful one.

Posted by: Jaffer Kolb on 21/06/07



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