Bad Architecture Trial By TV

An editorial lambasts the latest BBC reality show, called "Demolition", as an architectural lynch mob.

"How can you seriously argue that, when heading the list of 'vile' buildings scheduled for consideration by the demolition jury, is the new Scottish parliament? The same parliament, designed by the late Enric Miralles, that is currently hot favourite to win this year's Stirling Prize as the best building in Britain. Whose life is going to be made better if the Scottish parliament is demolished? And how do Channel 4 think that they are going to demolish it anyway, should it win?"

Thanks to Brenda Meyer

Full Story: Ugly or not, our buildings shouldn't face trial by TV

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