Is there an Irish Design for an Irish setting?

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Is there an Irish Design for an Irish setting?

Postby Anthony » Fri Jan 18, 2002 8:43 pm

I'm a third year landscape architect student and this is my critical study title. I would appreciate any input on this topic from both a landscape, an architecture and simply an Irish perspective.
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Postby roskav » Sat Jan 19, 2002 3:42 pm

Just look around
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Postby graham » Thu Jan 31, 2002 1:34 pm

I am a fifth year student in Bolton Street 9by the way it is improving here ) I am basing my thesis on a building in the landscape. The setting is Achill, as Irish as it gets, and is proving difficult already. If I have any insights Ill let you know. Any info you, or anyone else has is appreciated.
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Postby graham » Thu Jan 31, 2002 1:35 pm

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Postby roskav » Fri Feb 01, 2002 11:46 am

I think there is a challenge to design for any setting whether Irish or not.
If you look for historical examples of Irish design for a west of Ireland setting you will find Terryland in Galway as relevant as Deloras' House in Dunchaoin or Letterfraic' furniture college. You have to take everything into account when you approach the subject as broadly as you are.
I think there is an Irish design - but by that I mean everything that has been designed, in this or for this or by people from this country.
As for the setting, and the relevance of the design to it - isn't it just where the designs happen?
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Postby Kenny » Thu May 09, 2002 3:58 pm

congratulations ... you have hit on the BIG question
DOES IRISH DESIGN EXIST AT ALL?
or are we a retro euro design mish mash trying to be born....

its such a big question , and everyone appears to be avoiding it...

FIND .... IRISH Contemporary Architecture that isnt based on previous main stream euro theme designs ? ... enjoy i wish you luck

PS if you find the answer please let me know
i too am searching ..
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Postby bellc » Tue Dec 03, 2002 5:08 pm

Why have you used the word 'Irish' in your essay title in the first place?

I'm not saying that you shouldn't have included it, I just think it's quite revealing - and relevant - that you have. It almost renders the question rhetorical... but not quite.

Sure aren't An Taisce and the Dept of Social, Rural Development and Community Affairs (or whatever they're called) at loggerheads over the very same question...

(I've just realised you've probably handed in your essay months ago)
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