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A hit on all three teams in not even two weeks! Probably was the safest "surprise" pick on my B-Team. Terminal lung cancer and had a resume that guaranteed broadsheet coverage.

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Ivor Smith, responsible in part for the design and construction of the Park Hill Estate in Sheffield, has died aged 92. https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/park-hill-architect-ivor-smith-dies-aged-92/10028460.article

 

Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivor_Smith_(architect)

Park Hill: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Hill,_Sheffield

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1 hour ago, YoungWillz said:

Ivor Smith, responsible in part for the design and construction of the Park Hill Estate in Sheffield, has died aged 92. https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/park-hill-architect-ivor-smith-dies-aged-92/10028460.article

 

Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivor_Smith_(architect)

Park Hill: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Hill,_Sheffield

 

Those houses look shit tbh.

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I was in the city of Dessau last weekend, famous worldwide for the Bauhaus and the "Meisterhäuser" by Walter Gropius. They looked somewhat between ordinary and ugly.

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It's all that Brutalist nonsense, from the 1950s to 1970s was the thing.

 

If I'm being really honest (having lived in Sheffield for a time) they look amazing, but I wouldn't want to live there.

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12 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

It's all that Brutalist nonsense, from the 1950s to 1970s was the thing.

 

If I'm being really honest (having lived in Sheffield for a time) they look amazing, but I wouldn't want to live there.

I actually lived in Park Hill for a year back in the 80's. The flats themselves were fine, and the overall concept was great, but the area itself at the time left a lot to be desired.

 

 

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12 hours ago, time said:

the area itself at the time left a lot to be desired.

 

 

'the area' presumably being 'Sheffield'.

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3 hours ago, Doornail said:

'the area' presumably being 'Sheffield'.

Not all of it; Sheffield at that time was a pretty good place to live. Haven't been back for 30-odd years, so no idea if the same can be said now

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I'm no expert at architecture, but the Sharp Centre for Design is an all-time classic.

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59 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Principal lead designer of the Sydney Opera House roof Sir Jack Zunz, dead at 94: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thetimes-uk/obituary.aspx?n=jack-zunz&pid=190981677


Not even close being 94 and all, but still a solid Scrabble score of 42 for only 11 letters (39 for 8 letters if we drop Sir -- but who would drop SIR from their name?)
Sir C.

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11 minutes ago, An Fear Beag said:

My first ever unique hit in the DDP, and first hit for my theme team, provided he gets a QO. 

What are his chances? (I’m new to this!)

I'd say guaranteed. Might need to wait a few days, but a Pritzker winner will definitely get a Times or Guardian obit.

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16 hours ago, Spade_Cooley said:

I'd say guaranteed. Might need to wait a few days, but a Pritzker winner will definitely get a Times or Guardian obit.

In the end he made it to Sky News and got an LBC breaking news tweet.

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2 hours ago, TomTomTelekom said:

Monday always the magic day for a weekend death.  Monday goes by, you're QO is in trouble.
Well done @An Fear Beag!

SirC

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wow, my 5th hit and the third in the last 4 days.

RIP, what a shame that he never was considered from DL commitee!

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