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Do not believe everything you are told by ‘market forces’

The Architect's Journal has an important lesson for town planning officers following their report on the RIBA Stirling Prize:

housebuilders continue to propagate the myth that the public aspires to noddy boxes, in fact they aspire to this Modernist private home with big glassy views and butch concrete

Finally, the public vote went to Loyn & Co’s Outhouse. This is something worth shouting about, too. While housebuilders continue to propagate the myth that the public aspires to noddy boxes, in fact they aspire to this Modernist private home with big glassy views and butch concrete, surprisingly demurely set within a stunning landscape with a green roof. If, as architect Chris Loyn says, ‘The architectural principles of Outhouse are transferable to housing everywhere,’ then this public vote of confidence is a clarion call.