Irish Victorian architects abroad

Irish Victorian architects abroad

Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:29 pm

Came across a couple of these:

Unsuccessful entry by T.M. Deane for architectural competition to design a museum and art gallery for Glasgow.

http://archiseek.com/2009/1892-kelvingr ... n-glasgow/
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Re: Irish Victorian architects abroad

Postby johnglas » Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:47 pm

[ATTACH]7193[/ATTACH] Not a bad effort at all for Glasgow; the winner was a 'Spanish-Renaissance' red sandstone pile, recently refurbished, totally magnificent and a buiding genuinely esteemed throughout the city. Because it was built as part of a major 'World Fair'-style exhibition (Glasgow was then one of the most prosperous cities in the world), it has two 'principal' entrances and is derided as being 'back to front', but that's part of its charm! The image doesn't do it justice.
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Re: Irish Victorian architects abroad

Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:01 pm

W.H. Lynn proposal for Paisley in Scotland

http://archiseek.com/2009/1878-clark-hall-paisley/
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Re: Irish Victorian architects abroad

Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:04 pm

W.H. Lynn proposal for Chateua in Quebec City, and his gates in the city walls....
Irish architect W.H. Lynn. Lynn was brought over to Quebec in 1875 by the Governor General, Lord Dufferin, and he produced serveral designs for gates and towers including Porte St. Louis and Porte Kent.

http://archiseek.com/?s=lynn+quebec
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Postby johnglas » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:33 pm

The Lynn proposal for Paisley was actually built, and quite splendid it is too. The opposite facade to the one shown stands directly over the River Cart and is very dramatic. Thanks for the posts. (If you can imagine the Quebec image - 'General View Front towards the River' - with the river coming directly up under the plinth, that will give some idea.)
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Postby johnglas » Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:23 pm

Here it is in all its splendour:

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Re: Irish Victorian architects abroad

Postby GrahamH » Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:17 pm

What a building indeed. Though sandstone gives it a much less plastic appearance than it appears on paper - everything tends to meld into one with rusty Glaswegian sandstone.

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As with David Bryce's NIB on O'Connell Street (in this case a Scottish Victorian architect abroad :))

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Victorian classicism has a real cosmopolitan swagger to it doesn't it. Even though it started much earlier, the pedantry of Palladianism really went out the window in favour of a do-it-yourself kit of classical elements to suit any requirement of the commercial world.
They have a level pomposity you just cannot achieve if you stick to the rulebook :)
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Re: Irish Victorian architects abroad

Postby johnglas » Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:18 pm

Graham H: 'rusty Glaswegian sandstone' in Paisley -you would be lynched - it's only 7 miles, but a whole different universe!
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Re: Irish Victorian architects abroad

Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:49 am

Thomas Newenham Deane's entry for the Royal Courts of Justice in London

http://archiseek.com/2013/1867-design-f ... VjY3hxzF8E
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Re: Irish Victorian architects abroad

Postby Paul Clerkin » Tue May 14, 2013 2:40 pm

From The Building News, September 12 1873

The Irish Times mentions the arrival in Dublin of Mr. John M. Barry, architect, and pupil of the late W.F. Caldbeck, Harcourt-street, Dublin. Mr. Barry has returned to his family residence in Rathmines after an absence of nineteen years in Melbourne, Australia, in which far-distant colony he has left many public buildings of which he was the architect, including the Western Market, Melbourne; S. Patrick's Hall, and the(Boman)Catholic Church at Kiela, a few miles from Melbourne, &c. Besides these and other public buildings in Australia, Mr. Barry built a large number of villas and private residences in the colony.
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Re: Irish Victorian architects abroad

Postby Paul Clerkin » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:56 pm

And Lynn again - this time in Sydney, winning a competition to design a parliament building in 1861

http://archiseek.com/2014/1881-unbuilt- ... s1YpLX4C71
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