Re: Re: Developments in Cork
….The other issue I think needs to be addressed, nationally as opposed to just Cork, is the proliferation of radiant heat lamps – there is a certain irony in cafe selling oganic products, proporting to be “green” and then trying to heat the entire world with wall mounted heaters! I know they are installed for peoples’ comfort, but do we really need them?
The issue of these ridiculous contraptions must be solved immediately. They are attempting to heat fresh air out in the open. A totally uneconomical and unethical approach with no thought for energy conservation. Solely for the convenience of those who are too strung out on nicotine to get through a meal/drink without a cigarette. Put on a coat!!
Getting back to the architectural implications, we’ve all seen numerous examples of these heaters and parasols being attached to buildings without planning permission and without care for the visual effects.