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Old 04-05-2009, 04:18 AM
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The Prince of Wales’s obsession with architecture has been blamed for a special needs children’s charity losing a ?2million donation.
His Duchy of Cornwall estate held up plans for a new care centre because it did not want a ‘budget’ design on its land

Prince Charles’s obsession with architecture cost us a £2m donation, says children’s charity | Mail Online

Prince Charles is fighting to stop a controversial modern development in London designed by the architect he famously clashed with 25 years ago.
Lord Rogers has come up with a scheme for 320 luxury apartments on the site of Chelsea Barracks in London. But the Prince says the plan is unsuitable and unsympathetic to the historic surroundings.


The monstrous carbuncle (Part Two) - Prince Charles condemns architect’s Chelsea Barracks plan | Mail Online

The plans in the Mail picture would look awful, IMO, Chelsea Barracks is beautiful, old buildings, lovely gardens. To stick something like this up would be an outrage!
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:11 AM
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The plans in the Mail picture would look awful, IMO,
It's obvious when an architect or developer is trying to pull the wool over everyone's eyes when the design presented to the public shows the tops of the proposed buildings exactly the same colour and texture as the ground-level lawns. As if. In the rendering they have done exactly that.
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:39 AM
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PRINCE CHARLES has intervened in the £1billion Chelsea Barracks scheme sparking fears that it could spiral into a political and diplomatic row.
He wants the Emir of Qatar to scrap a modernist glass-and-steel development designed by Lord Rogers and has drafted a more traditional plan for the site - prompting accusations that he was bypassing the planning process

Prince Charles risks diplomatic row over Chelsea Barracks | News
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:41 AM
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The PoW has as much right to suggest an alternative design as anyone else. I don't see any connection between a proposed Qatari-financed block of flats in London and a near-complete Qatari-financed liquefied natural gas terminal in Wales. The story makes no attempt to explain why any of this "risks [a] diplomatic row" as the headline claims.

The architect's response is, as usual, to attack rather than to defend. Lord Rogers needs to come up with something better than "...like forcing everyone to wear togas" and "we should not be in an era of the divine right of kings or princes." All because Charles has the temerity to say the development should be in keeping with its surroundings. Shocking!
Architects sure are a touchy lot. Charles could easily retort "we should not be in an era of the divine right of architects."
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Prince Charles attacks modern housing scheme backed by Qatar royal family - Telegraph
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Charles could easily retort "we should not be in an era of the divine right of architects."
Well said, Warren. Even without the expertise, ordinary people nowdays are more interested in new designed with a sense of harmony in the environment. Prince Charles is very right in the point.
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Old 04-07-2009, 06:45 AM
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LEADING architects today entered the debate over the design of Chelsea Barracks after Prince Charles urged a rethink on modernist plans for the site.
But as the Prince was accused of "harking back to a Classical age", residents in the area hailed him as a "champion of the people" for opposing the £1billion glass-and-steel scheme drawn up by Lord Rogers.


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Mayor's top adviser backs Charles in row over barracks scheme | News
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ONE of Boris Johnson's most senior aides today backed Prince Charles in the planning furore over Chelsea Barracks. In a strongly-worded attack, Kit Malthouse, the deputy mayor for policing, says the designs are out of place. Although Mr Malthouse does not have direct responsibility for planning decisions he is one of the Mayor's closest allies and will have influence when the proposals come before Mr Johnson this year.
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Top architects attack Prince Charles — again - Times Online


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...velopment.html

"Prince of Wales criticised for intervening in controversial development."
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As a foeigner who visits Britain regularly I am going to put in my two cents worth:

I won't go and look at glass and steel constructions - they are ugly and have no appeal but...

buildings made of stone and in the classical form from say the Regency/Victorian periods are ones that I simply love to look at.

Late 20th century buildings in London tend to be hideous in my opinion.

I hope Charles knows that he has the support of many people with his views on things like architecture.
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mandrake/5183420/Credit-crunch-hits-Prince-of-Wales-eco-village.html

The Prince of Wales' dream to replicate Poundbury, his sustainable eco-village in Dorset, has been hit by the credit crunch after a Kuwaiti investor pulled out of his £1 billion property development fund for urban regeneration, Mandrake can disclose.
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The Big Question: Why is Prince Charles angry about a development at Chelsea Barracks? - Architecture, Arts & Entertainment - The Independent
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THE row over the Chelsea Barracks scheme deepened today as an influential group of architects broke ranks to back Prince Charles.

Classic architects back Charles over barracks | News
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The Prince of Wales has been rebuffed by the Qatar Royal Family in his battle to stop a £1 billion modern flats development in a historic part of London.

Prince Charles rebuffed by Qatar royal family over modern flats - Telegraph

Shame on them, IMO!
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The Prince of Wales has been rebuffed by the Qatar Royal Family in his battle to stop a £1 billion modern flats development in a historic part of London.

Prince Charles rebuffed by Qatar royal family over modern flats - Telegraph

Shame on them, IMO!
The above article sounds as if Prince Charles will have to live with modern architecture. Qatar has invested a lot in Great Britain from what the article said.

Qatar is built in the modern architectural flavor. Maybe Prince Charles can keep trying to change their minds and the Qatar Royal Family will compromise in design.
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The above article sounds as if Prince Charles will have to live with modern architecture.
It would appear he is not the only one! A once beautiful city going west because of foreign buyers.
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It would appear he is not the only one! A once beautiful city going west because of foreign buyers.
I don't understand why parties can not listen to each other and compromise because it means so much to the people who live there!!!! I don't like all the companies that own American companies. But we are global now and things are changing and maybe not for the better.

Prince Charles in my opinion is a true RENAISSANCE MAN OF OUR TIME!!!
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:40 AM
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Tessa Jowell barracks Prince Charles over Chelsea project - Telegraph

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Do we want to discourage eminent architects from building here? A structure that might be very brave to build at the time may become much-loved in five years. It would be a great shame if it was stopped
In a word, yes if all they want to build is ultra modern disasters. What is there to love about steel and glass? No wonder they moved her away from Culture!

Chelsea Barracks will be turned into a series of 16 steel-and-glass tower blocks, to the horror of Prince Charles, local residents - and Andrew Roberts.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/5...-Barracks.html
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Pics 12.5.2009

Britain's Prince Charles smiles as he speaks to guests after he
delivered the 2009 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
Trust Annual Lecture in London, Tuesday May, 12, 2009.

Prince Charles, the scourge of modernist British architecture,
made no apologies for his traditional views in a speech Tuesday
before the Royal Institute of British Architects. The hall was
packed despite a threat by some of the country's leading
architects to boycott a dinner marking the group's 175th
anniversary in anger at Charles' perceived meddling in their business.


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