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Can't help look at this and think "Thamesmead"

mike

The future of luxury, lifestyle, waterside apartments:

They didn't half make a song and dance about it before it went though:

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Can't help look at this and think "Thamesmead"

mike

'A Clockwork Orange' - filmed in Thamesmead

"Kubrick and his designers found the sets by trawling through the latest architectural magazines. These were mostly in love with Thamesmead. Naturally the mini-new town, planned from 1961 by the London County Council and built from 1965 by the architects department of the Greater London Council, won awards."

http://www.guardian....3/artsfeatures2

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Can't help look at this and think "Thamesmead"

mike

At least Thamesmead was built on a piece of wasteland. The corporation knocked down better houses than most of my neighbours live in to build this monstrosity.

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'A Clockwork Orange' - filmed in Thamesmead

"Kubrick and his designers found the sets by trawling through the latest architectural magazines. These were mostly in love with Thamesmead. Naturally the mini-new town, planned from 1961 by the London County Council and built from 1965 by the architects department of the Greater London Council, won awards."

http://www.guardian....3/artsfeatures2

Another masterpiece from the pens of the GLC architects department was an estate in Kidbrook called the Ferrier and now being demolished. Built in the 1970s, they just did not learn.

edit 1970s not 1070s must practice typeing

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Another masterpiece from the pens of the GLC architects department was an estate in Kidbrook called the Ferrier and now being demolished. Built in the 1070s, they just did not learn.

Built in 1070....it lasted well !

Mike

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This fits in totally with my memories of UK. It is not limited to housing but is endemic to the whole society. The people who sit at drawing boards and in offices are totally removed from real life and it doesn't matter if they are designing cars, or houses, or computers, or health care systems, or banking systems, educational systems or just plain old politics. The people at the design end are disconnected from the user end. There is a massive dichotomy of the society. For things to improve some real people with real experience and a real stake in the outcome and society have to move to design and management positions. How on Earth is that ever going to happen?

And what was with that crane operating the wrecking ball? Looked like a left over from when they built the arc. I had to double check the date of demolition. That thing belonged in a museum!

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This fits in totally with my memories of UK. It is not limited to housing but is endemic to the whole society. The people who sit at drawing boards and in offices are totally removed from real life and it doesn't matter if they are designing cars, or houses, or computers, or health care systems, or banking systems, educational systems or just plain old politics. The people at the design end are disconnected from the user end. There is a massive dichotomy of the society. For things to improve some real people with real experience and a real stake in the outcome and society have to move to design and management positions. How on Earth is that ever going to happen?

And what was with that crane operating the wrecking ball? Looked like a left over from when they built the arc. I had to double check the date of demolition. That thing belonged in a museum!

That's English heritage, if you want to knock down a listed building, you have to use the tools of the time.

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English Heritage are the tools of our time

"Oh you can't use plaster board on that Georgian ceiling - it must be lathe and plaster with Suffolk Punch horsehair reinforcement"

Ass hoools the lot of them

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