Sarah McLeary

Ceramics and Architecture

at first she said your call is very important to us

There’s an article on the BBC Magazine at the moment entitled ‘Eight Radical Solutions to the Housing Crisis’. One of the ‘radical’ ideas is to allow tenants the right to buy. Another says the right to buy scheme is partially at fault, causing the depletion of vital council house stock.  Nicely edited!

I’m wonderfully busy with a myriad of things at the moment – many projects coming to fruition – many photos and stories to come!


4 comments on “at first she said your call is very important to us

  1. alhodg
    October 25, 2011

    I saw that. Another ‘radical’ solution was to build more council houses, the radical solution that rehoused Britain after the war, and acted as a pressure-valve for first time buyers until right to buy told us all we were sub-human scum unless we owned our own home (**Phew! Didn’t realise the old Scargill was still in me!**)


    • sarahhalford
      October 25, 2011

      I imagine that the different points were from different pundits, but that wasn’t very clear. Indeed, the obvious solutions are ‘build more houses’ or ‘have less children’


  2. JamesW
    October 26, 2011

    Perhaps it’s radical because of the contradiction in terms? Paradoxing is the new parametricising; my proposed paradigmatic housing solution is the 20m2 parabox, the internal walls of which will be covered in glittering hi-def screen technology which will display other rooms, questioning our preconceived notions of ‘space’.


    • sarahhalford
      October 26, 2011

      That certainly is paradigmatic. Or is it? Why can’t we live like bees, in a tiny space in a hive? Crawling around… there are no minimum heights for room in teh Scottish Building Regs, think of all teh spacethat’s wasted just so we can stand up… paradigmatic or paradogmatic?


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