Re: Re: Department of Finance, Merrion Row – Grafton Architects
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Yes I noted that, it’s a nice reference alright. Agreed we need variation in heights, but such a marginal deviation I think is a bit irritating. It’s nice when buildings respect their neighbours – and I don’t mean because they’re old – but because a seamless blending of different adjacent structures, and especially when old and new, works really well, and doubly so when the addition then flows into such a proud punctuation mark at the end. It could have made it that bit more elegant.
What can make this type of protrusion plain annoying is that it’s often used just to create a wall of a garden for execs on top! Sweeping views of the Green over espresso anyone? (though in this case it looks like it may be needed to accommodate the service layer)