Re: Re: Dublin Quays …latest addition.
its nothing to do with brick being a compromise. ive been involved in the design of a contemporary building which uses brick almost exclusively, and that building is a one off you will not find repeated anywhere in Ireland.I am not decrying brick as a material to be employed in todays buildings.
My argument is that there is no rational reason why architects must defer to surrounding buildings or use a certain material because the surrounding buildings incorporate them.
the exception is for infill of derelict sites in an situation where the whole street/s are in one recognised architectural style or of one distinct era and where those surrounding structures are of high architectural value when taken as a whole.