I stand by my earlier comments.
If acito and partners weren't open to criticism they shouldn't enter competitions.
If they arenâ€™t willing to hear peoples opinions on their work they shouldn't post images and conceptual writings about such work on public access forums.
If they are not willing to take comments from an irish architecture student made as honestly as possible, then they shouldnâ€™t highlight their plight with regards a competition they chose voluntarily to enter, for an irish site.
respectfully, please dont try to inform me as to my role on this firm. If i was a year or two younger i'd tell you to fugg off grandad. I was being quite reserved in my comments about this scheme. I chose not to give my opinions about the letter in question, because i dont think they would be productive in any way. I've been involved in competitions in the past and i appreciate their concerns as to the proper running of such a competition, but dont think they have the right to complain because of the reasons Iâ€™ve already outlined
on the issue of contempt, please reserve your judgment on my language and phrasing. It is productive to give forth an honest opinion on these forums. telling people to shut up, watch their mouths, mind what they say, and stop being critical is frankly stupid and merely ruins what could otherwise be free flowing debate. I've often questioned the points of garethace and asked him to aim for brevity, only because of the difficulty in reading his long posts and garnering information from them in the time it takes my boss to get back from a coffee. Iâ€™ve always been open to ideas and suggestions outside my frame of reference, in the hope of widening that frame.
I have no wish to enter a tit for tat debate on the rights and wrongs of posting on these forums. But given that its name is archiseek, and it is a forum on all things architecture, Iâ€™d like you to explain how your unending wranglings on the issue of legality, justice, politics, institutional policy, and competition procedure, are more valid than my open critique of a conceptual scheme.
And finally, I personally donâ€™t wish to invite a critique of my work, for the same reasons as what?. I value this facility to discuss and debate my interests, and value my anonymity from those who I choose not to identify myself to. It is, in my opinion, petty and futile to suggest that criticism, constructive or otherwise, is not welcome from those who wonâ€™t open their own portfolio.