Irish Architects Websites

Re: Irish Architects Websites

Postby reddy » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:55 am



Its up now. Looks good. A lot more information than previous and a nice layout.
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Re: Irish Architects Websites

Postby phil » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:17 am

It is up and running now.

Edit. Apolgies Reddy. I didn't see your response. My browser must not have updated itself or something. Anyway, agreed, lots more information there now.
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Re: Irish Architects Websites

Postby missarchi » Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:12 am

de back of them have updated there website...
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Re: Irish Architects Websites

Postby missarchi » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:44 am

DW squared are back and feeling pink!!!

http://www.dw-squared.com
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Re: Irish Architects Websites

Postby teak » Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:14 pm

Hey, Baby -- can I see your website ?:)
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Re: Irish Architects Websites

Postby wearnicehats » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:05 pm

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Re: Irish Architects Websites

Postby PTB » Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:48 pm

Not speaking french I used a translation website to decipher the first few lines of Missarchi's blog.

Pas d’inspiration pour un titre !!!

Après une longue absence marquée par un état de nonchalance totale, une grande flemme et un « je n’en ai pas envie » assez récurrent qui s’est traduit sur les pages de ce blog, je fais bouger la souris, ma souris, pas en faisant un petit clic timide mais en la secouant trop fort ! Aussi fort qu’il le faut pour me faire sortir de ce mode veille qui a pris beaucoup de temps… du temps perdu !


Translates as;

No inspiration for a title!!!

After a long absence marked by a state of total nonchalance, a big flemme and an "I not some have envies" rather recurrent that translated itself on the pages of this blog, I let the mouse budge, my mouse, not while doing a small shy click but while shaking it too strong! As strong as it is necessary for it to let me this method go out of watches that took a lot of times… lost time!


Perfect translation.
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Re: Irish Architects Websites

Postby semi-detached » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:27 pm

Hi Folks

We're currently in the process of updating/revising our own site, if anyone has any constructive crits, let me have then please.
its at http://www.studioplustwo.com

thanks in advance
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Re: Irish Architects Websites

Postby teak » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:51 pm

A bit dark.
You've sacrificed a lot of clarity for a distinctive website style.
Photos take up only a small fraction of the screen, plans can't be read.
Show your projects a bit clearer and better.
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Re: Irish Architects Websites

Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:57 pm

biting my tongue - why do architects websites all have to have fiddly do-daa navigation and intro screens?
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Re: Irish Architects Websites

Postby foremanjoe » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:58 pm

And give Eileen Gray back her table...
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Re: Irish Architects Websites

Postby spoil_sport » Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:04 pm

Hmm, a bit too much hey-look-what-I-can-do-with-flash and not enough clarity and actual information. The McCullough Mulvin site at the start of this thread, and the Chipperfield site on which it is based are probably the most usable architecture websites I've come across. Like Paul, I absolutely don't see the need for an intro sequence.
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Re: Irish Architects Websites

Postby Yixian » Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:24 pm

What the heck is the "U2 landmark tower" I see there?
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Re: Irish Architects Websites

Postby semi-detached » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:43 pm

Many thanks all
Perhaps we did let the guy who wrote the flash stuff have a bit too much fun...the way it hangs together was on our instructions though....
i'm not sure I like architects sites which are full of full-screen photos either, but i accept that ours may be too far the opposite,
I dont think the intro takes up too much time personally, but don't feel the need to bite your tongues!



The U2 tower project was the competition entry for that docklands competition btw

thanks again
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Re: Irish Architects Websites

Postby GrahamH » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:56 am

It's distinctive, semi-detached, but the whole hellish theme jarrs with what most people's concept of what architecture is about.

Some of the drop-down menus are decent, but the text of the Projects menu is at least one point too small. The People text is insanely small. The caps-devoid lump of About Us text is remarkably annoying. I took one look and, like everyone else, thought 'too much effort'.

Fancypants sites also require a 'back' button rather than a 'home' button. People avoid home buttons like the plague when the potential exists to land one back into the nightmare of an intro and general headwreckingness.

The map is nice.
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Re: Irish Architects Websites

Postby GrahamH » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:57 am

Actually, sorry, but that is really one of the most annoying websites I have ever come across.
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Re: Irish Architects Websites

Postby spoil_sport » Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:28 am

I'm nominating this as my choice for worst architecture website ever (they gave an AAI lecture last year) when flash goes too far!

http://www.ensamble.info/

Followed closely by

http://www.big.dk/big.html
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Re: Irish Architects Websites

Postby KerryBog2 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:35 pm

PTB wrote:Not speaking french I used a translation website to decipher the first few lines of Missarchi's blog. ..............................


Perfect translation.


Actually as auto-translators go, it is quite good!
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Re: Irish Architects Websites

Postby teak » Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:07 pm

This lad

http://www.vsba.com/

isn't Irish but I like the simple arrayed layout of his site.
Clicking on a building of interest opens a new page of big photos that take you into it.
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Re: Irish Architects Websites

Postby henno » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:23 pm

spoil_sport wrote:
http://www.ensamble.info/


Feeling physically sick after surfing that site...
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Re: Irish Architects Websites

Postby teak » Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:49 pm

An amazing number of long established practices do not yet have any website.
This despite a website being often the handiest means by which people might evaluate an architect.
Is this due to outrageous charges by web designers ?
Or is it part of a "won't you come into my parlour, says the spider to the fly" strategy -- i.e. get Murphy into your office and charm the topcoat off him . . . .
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Re: Irish Architects Websites

Postby bitasean » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:36 pm

I did a quick course on web design after finishing studying architecture and cant for the life of me understand why architects show such little regard for their own websites. They either have one that looks crap and is rarely (if ever) updated or else they have a lovely looking one that only architects could be arsed trying to navigate. Speaking as someone who gets a regular(ish) income from clients who find our company through the web, its simple;

1. Dont over fetishize your built projects with boring (to non-architects) exhaustive archives

and

2. Try to explain what is you do and why they should pay money for it.
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Re: Irish Architects Websites

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:27 pm

agreed bitasean - most of them dont get it
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Re: Irish Architects Websites

Postby missarchi » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:32 pm

http://www.riai.ie/

seems very archiseek 2iwsh
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Re: Irish Architects Websites

Postby Shaw, A » Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:37 pm

another new website....

http://www.sca.ie/
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