Message - why do architects ignore the beauty and impact of wrought iron when designing new buildings?

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Posted by  daniel phipps on December 15, 2003 at 21:45:45:

Is wrought ironwork still promoted at university to enhance the beauty of a new building?

Very few new design and build projects appear to have creative or traditional ironwork embellishing some outstanding architectural projects, why? Ironwork often outlasts some buildings! The material allows the architect to create statements in a material not possible with other hard materials.

The public when assessing an architects work will, at first, see a building in its entiraty and if they enjoy its appearance, they will study it more closely to understand why. It is always the attention to detail that will attract acclaim from an admiring public.

Why not investigate how this material can add impact?
Daniel Phipps

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