I think most people with an interest in architecture agree that the majority of housing schemes/apartments currently being built in Ireland are stylistically tacky, pseudo-historical. Those that aren't architects wonder why they are designed like this. Those that are architects seem to think that the style is dictated by the market, and they are just responding to what people 'want'.
Does anyone have any views on this?
Are architects so powerless?
I don't mean to be getting a dig in, but would love to hear some thoughts on this.