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Time for Ted?

Postby alan d » Tue Mar 15, 2005 5:34 pm

According to the Architects Journal a pressure group has been formed to ensure Ted Cullinan gets the next RIBA Gold Medal, what's that all about then ?
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Re: Time for Ted?

Postby sw101 » Tue Mar 15, 2005 6:17 pm

was it otto this year?
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Re: Time for Ted?

Postby Hugh » Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:48 pm

Yes it was Frei Otrto this year. Which may spoil it for Ted Cullinan since his most famous recent building was an Otto-ionspired gridshell.

Hasn't been a Brit winner of the Gold Medal for some time, however, and he's very much an architect's architect - trouble is there isn't the one great Cullinan building everyone knows him by. His work is much more diffuse.

Every year there's a faction pushing for Glen Murcutt - his time will surely come.

Any other living Brits in the frame?
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Re: Time for Ted?

Postby alan d » Thu Mar 17, 2005 4:59 pm

The way Ken Shuttleworth seems to be picking up work, can't be too long before a faction starts forming
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Re: Time for Ted?

Postby alan d » Thu Mar 17, 2005 5:14 pm

Living Brits, eh? .......Does the award to Barcelona in 1999 take Dave Mackay out of the frame?
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Re: Time for Ted?

Postby Hugh » Thu Mar 17, 2005 6:12 pm

Was forgetting that Archigram got it in '02. Otherwise the last Brit winner was the Hopkinses back in '94.

As for the Scots - you're looking at Jack Coia in 1969. Unless you count James Frazer Stirling, 1980.
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Re: Time for Ted?

Postby alan d » Fri Mar 18, 2005 12:31 pm

What about the fellow who's not Zaha Hadid.........David Chipperfield?

Anyway, hey I've heard of Warwick Pethers ............indeed how could you forget a name like that . Studied with him in the early 80's. His practice could'nt be called anything other than the Gothic Design Practice
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Re: Time for Ted?

Postby Hugh » Fri Mar 18, 2005 6:33 pm

By all accounts a difficult chap to work with, that Warwick Pethers. Got to admire his single-mindedness, though. Strangely, much the same is true of Chipperfield...

...who's probably still too young for the RGM, whcih is a bit of a lifetime-achievement thing...
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Re: Time for Ted?

Postby Hugh » Fri Mar 18, 2005 6:37 pm

alan d wrote:What about the fellow who's not Zaha Hadid.........David Chipperfield?


Ooh you cheeky monkey. What next - the lass who's not (add name of selected male architect here)?
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