Tuesday, 8 September 2009
Clapham Manor Primary School
I walked past this school recently and was intrigued by why this sort of building was there and what was it for as it's located in a residential area so sticks out like sore thumb. When finding out it was a primary school I couldn't help but think why such a design had been chosen. I can see that an exciting looking building will appeal to the children but think that surely this will look dated in a number of years and will be looked at as a waste of money. I actually quite like the new buildings but think it's very impractical. Surely they should have opted for a more classic style of architecture that fits in with it's surroundings and is very unlikely to be thought of as dated in the not so distant future. I get the impression that the architect is trying to make a statement about his or hers style and skill but think that it is the wrong place to do so. In a different setting the building could look very aesthetically pleasing but in this one it looks almost ridiculous.