A Sterling job
Whatever you think of modern architecture, it's impossible not to be inspired each year by the buildings in the Sterling Prize, this year is no exception. There is the usual eclectic mix of buildings, I was particularly taken with Astley Castle, a fantastic way to retain past structures, but bring them into a new modern context. We have lots of old buildings just standing dormant - what a inspired way to introduce modern, clever ideas and innovative materials and design, into a new overall experience. I especially like the way old meets new, rough meets smooth, wood meets brick… I could go on. Clever people those Architects, they get my vote.