Girls on Top
Fresh back from Grand Designs Live where I gave a talk.....
i’m thinking blue, and other thoughts on interior design
.....and assisted Kevin, alongside architect Phil Coffey, handout the awards we had judged.
As the girls came up on stage - Lucy Marston won Best House and Laura Dewe Matthews won Best Small Project - I couldn't help but think about the role of gender in the design of architecture, and if not gender per se then perhaps a gender-orientated approach. Could there be such a thing?
It is a question I was first made aware of when I had an agency that represented architects and designers, "matching" them to clients, and discussed in a talk I gave some years ago now to the Nike European Women's Conference entitled (rather snappily I thought) "The Feminisation of a Man-Made World".
Controversial territory perhaps. And perhaps a chance for some robust debating at next year's Grand Designs Live?