Robert Adam (17 April, page 22) must move in very eccentric – and exclusive – circles
I work with many of London’s best-known architectural practices and I have yet to come across a “wacky get-up” or even a hint of “scary make up”.
I suspect that most of the nicely, unalarmingly dressed architects I meet do not own high-status old houses. And they certainly care very much about the people who will live in, work in, or visit their buildings.
Mr Adam does have a point about jargon, though. As a writing skills trainer, I always encourage architects to use everyday language. I don’t think many laypeople would struggle with “glazing”, “voids” and “clusters”, but perhaps we could start taking collective action to eliminate “articulated” facades.