Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Disneyland for Aberdeen?



Who lives in a house like this? This building is brand new.

Dismayed by the waste of materials implied by the creation of this pompous pastiche which misdirects capital and skills to re-visit the past, we find ourselves asking "why?"

Scotland has many, many buildings like this - there's no need to create new ones; the Victorians were actually quite good with this French-Gothic style. Has our era no style of its own which we can be proud of?





6 comments:

Iain Richardson said...

Wow! Where is this architectural delight?

G said...

This confection of construction is in Bieldside. But the more pertinent question is "who?".

MWA said...

Witness the "eco-house" emerge, like a butterfly from a chrysalis cocoon ... (third movie down)

http://oxblue.com/demos/time_lapse_movies

G said...

Splendid! Thanks for that. More info here:

http://www.heraldscotland.com/millionaire-plans-to-replace-stately-home-with-zero-carbon-showpiece-1.857792

http://www.heraldscotland.com/milne-allowed-to-bulldoze-his-historic-home-for-eco-house-1.865686

MWA said...

Let's play "Through the Keyhole" ... which infamous "eco-warrior" inhabits this humble abode with his trusty housekeeper, Mrs Doubtfire?

http://www.aberdeenphoto.com/userfiles/Events/E100512NG_Dinner/

Anonymous said...

Jeez, 'ats minkit!