Top 10 British architecture projects

I was more impressed by Dezeen’s list of its top ten architecture projects of the last year than I was by this year’s Stirling shortlist. The Stirling list seemed to be dominated by big projects by well-known architects whereas the Dezeen list seems to have a wider range, less metropolitan, more inventive and paying attention to originality. I was particularly pleased to see Niall McLaughlin’s Auckland Tower listed. I also like the look of the two Devon projects, both of which are lowkey and ecological. These projects are much closer to the reality of everyday architecture and it would be good if the RIBA paid more attention to this, not to what looks good in photographs.


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