New Kid on the Block

New Kid on the Block

Postby StephenC » Fri Oct 10, 2003 10:49 am

I have to say I love the new building on Exchange Street near Cow's Lane. I think it looks brilliant. Its scale complements the site so well and its innovative and interesting. Definately one of the city best new additions. Check it out if you have already
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Postby what? » Fri Oct 10, 2003 11:06 am

are you talking about the one with loads of curvey glass bays that kind of face the de blacam and meagher tower?
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Postby StephenC » Fri Oct 10, 2003 2:27 pm

Hmm not sure about that... its the buidling beside the back entrance to the Front Lounge. I think its called Skylab
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Postby what? » Fri Oct 10, 2003 3:03 pm

yeah thats the one i was thinkin about its by howley harrington theres no image on their website of it tho. cant say i agree with you there stephen, its all a bit wilfully curvey-wurvey (to use such an architectural term). actually ill reserve judgement, because it wasnt completely finished last time is saw it.
i do remember pink stone tho.....hmmm

ill agree with you on the scale issue at least and the verticality works well on the tight street. just think the way it was achieved isnt the best. each to their own i suppose
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Oct 10, 2003 3:19 pm

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Postby what? » Fri Oct 10, 2003 3:42 pm

sorry my mistake obviously,

quite a flattering argument for the building. i think it would have been more meaningful if it had been residential, some of the ideas are quite seductive. execution of the facade just isnt my cup of tea overall, even tho it has nice aspects.
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Postby GrahamH » Fri Oct 10, 2003 7:36 pm

There was a significant piece about it in the Times property supplement yesterday.
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Postby will » Thu Feb 26, 2004 6:03 pm

oh come on lads, its rubbish!
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Postby PVC King » Thu Feb 26, 2004 7:33 pm

http://www.douglasnewmangood.com

Its in the offices section.

The 'Sky Lab' comprises c. 961 sq.m. of modern office accommodation, should be of interest to developers, or owner occupiers requiring a unique office building in the heart of the city centre.

ACCOMMODATION
sq.m.

Ground Floor 225
Lower Ground Floor 249
First Floor 136
Second Floor 127
Third Floor 128
Fourth Floor 96
Total 961"

Still available if anyone wants it

Its not bad at all
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Postby sw101 » Thu Feb 26, 2004 10:59 pm

wow, what a minger. is that really new?
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Postby BTH » Fri Feb 27, 2004 5:27 pm

Heres the picture from Douglas Newman Good's website. Its a pretty decent 3D rendering which makes the building look OK. The reality however is pretty revolting with loads of cheap and nasty looking grey aluminium detailing and incredibly fussy massing. It may have been a bit more successful if they'd stuck to the palette of materials as shown in the rendering - metal + grey/white stone or render but the Pinkish stone really is horrible and the overall effect is quite kitschy and camp.... Kinda apt considering it's neighbour ;)
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