anyone see the stirling prize last night?
i thought they would give it to the eco housing, but until someone can manage to produce an eco building that doesnt look like noddytown im glad they didnt. fosters court is a spectacular space that isnt done justice, at all, by photos. tiree is a beutiful little project but dont think it displayed enough architecture to win it. i personally liked the eric parry office block(shades of terrangi alright,but a subltley modern counterpart in a historic square). ritchie's building had a great material on the performace rooms (better than the material on the spike!) but that was about it.
i think the best building won, herzog an de meuron seem set for world domination if they can keep producing projects of such poetry coupled with really relevant social planning.
what do other people think? should another building have won? one that wasnt even shortlisted?