The Importance of Gates to an architect

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Postby FIN » Mon Mar 22, 2004 10:30 am

i would and then ask the tenderers to allow a few thousand for them.
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Postby harriet » Mon Mar 22, 2004 1:18 pm

Thanks Shaun - bit of a u-turn Shaggy - I think once people consider the larger picture and start looking at the possibilities gates hold, the potential for design and impact are endless.
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Postby alan d » Mon Mar 22, 2004 2:06 pm

yep......weirder and weirder.
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Postby sw101 » Mon Mar 22, 2004 3:21 pm

alan, what do you think? really, what do you think? tell me, then i'll tell you what you really, really think............
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Postby alan d » Mon Mar 22, 2004 4:27 pm

I really, really think that anyone who really, really thinks gates are in anyway or in any form, colour or decoration and in even the smallest smallest form important have no business in architecture, really.
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Postby sw101 » Mon Mar 22, 2004 5:17 pm

No you dont. You think i deserve a pritzker for my on-going investigation into the wondrous possibilities of gate architecture. i'm soon to be dean of the new school of architectural gatehood opening in edinburgh at gate road. Mmmmm......gatish
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Postby alan d » Mon Mar 22, 2004 5:53 pm

Think yer too late, sw101. Hadid's just received the Pritzker and I think it was for her pioneering work in this very area.

Feck knows what else it could be for?
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Postby sw101 » Mon Mar 22, 2004 6:30 pm

She's rubbish. I know a lad from her office and he says she's too big a believer in her own press. total drama queen and getting less and less involved in design and concept. she's just a name. now murcutt, ando, they're real fuppin pritzker winners
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Postby shaun » Mon Mar 22, 2004 7:30 pm

Shaggy stop please, why do you have to be so cruel with your damning, witty comments about gates, well ye know, I just don't care what ye say, I'll always be a believer, you just piss off down to your local builders suppliers and pick out the cheapest current gate in stock and see if I care.......So there!!
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Postby sw101 » Mon Mar 22, 2004 7:47 pm

stop calling me shaggy ya dutch....um.....person.

I dont choose gates by the way. I have people to do that for me.
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Postby harriet » Tue Mar 23, 2004 12:02 pm

That was I have been trying to get out of you all along shaggy. Why dont architects take more of an active lead in gate design instead of leaving it to other people?
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Postby sw101 » Tue Mar 23, 2004 12:23 pm

Because a gate isnt part of what i design. its a separate entity, emminently invisible and replacable. give me an example of one gate which comprises an important part of a modern design? it's less important than doors, fenestration, even chimney pots in my opinion.

why do you keep asking? its not that we leave it to other people. i leave my brick detailing to other people. i just couldnt care less what gate is used
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Postby shaun » Tue Mar 23, 2004 12:32 pm

Shaggy an architect ?? More like a comedian. It's Shaggys' attitude that is responsible for those nasty bungalows that line every country road in Ireland, just use the same design of house that everyone else uses and don't bother to think about actually designing a complete, new, unit.
But it's too late for any of that, isn't it, if I may borrow a phrase from those nice people from Hamas , the GATES of hell have long been open where rural Irish architecture is concerned.
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Postby FIN » Tue Mar 23, 2004 12:35 pm

they talk about rural irish architecture!!! hmmm! don't like that!!!
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