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Postby MG » Sun Nov 05, 2000 9:12 pm

I really like the Canary Wharf Station by Norman Foster - even it Tracey Emin found it fascist and male Image
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Sun Nov 05, 2000 9:40 pm

88 Wood Street is a lovely tranquil office block, why cannot we built similar here in Dublin?


Is the London Eye architecture or product design writ large? Personally I think it is product or industrial design.


Peckham Library by Will Alsop - surely if Alsop had designed the library correctly, he would have allowed for the detritus of library running - nice building though, I enjoyed the colour
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Sun Nov 05, 2000 9:50 pm

Not sure about the Walsall Gallery -- particularly monolithic which I wouldnt think would encourage people in the community to get involved.

Sainsbury's in Greenwich would be a good model for supermarkets outside Irish rural towns if they could figure out how to avoid acres of tarmacaded carparks...
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Sun Nov 05, 2000 9:56 pm

So what do you think of the winner - Peckham Library and Media Centre?

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Postby Jas » Fri Nov 10, 2000 12:11 am

I'm really not sure about this at all - the coloured glass panels look very garish to me.
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Postby JK » Fri Nov 10, 2000 11:19 am

Not so sure about Peckham, although it is an excellent piece of work - I don't like the gable ends and find the 'loggia' at ground level overscaled and vapid.

Personally I'd go for the Sainsburys - such a rotten brief (a big shed basically) of a typology which usually is very difficult to do anything decent with either architecturally or in terms of Urbanism deserves all the credit it can get.

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