spoil_sport wrote:Contrary to popular belief, there is such a thing as a bad idea, and the Open Office Entry was just that. Architectural ideas CANNOT be based entirely on concerns of sustainability, because, well, then you get rediculous things like that proposed by Open Office. An architectural proposal, or idea should be able to stand on its own merits, without all the quasai OMA b.s.
Well maybe I should have bolded this phrase: 'Since the brief was concerned with generating discussion'
? Whatever the merits of the project, it's really the only one that has stimulated any debate on here so far.
Also, not that I necessarily agree with your assessment of the idea, but it should be remembered that even bad ideas can be useful starting points for a debate. I know, in my case, that occasionally I've posted stuff on here to get people's debating juices flowing.
On topic- one infill building in a Georgian area I've always quite liked is the medical centre on the west side of Fitzwilliam Street Lower (opposite the ESBHQ, if I recall correctly)- a two storey building, partly gable-fronted, built of a pinkish brick. It's not infill in the sense of filling a gap in a terrace, but it does fill in a site in a Georgian area.
I also agree with the Concern building posted by DJM above- far better than the muck it replaced.
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Paul- I agree, but I think that'd be largely solved by a setback as suggested by Peter.