Re: Re: Dublin’s Ugliest Building
It is the road, and will always be the road, that detracts from this development though. Plonk it in a lavishly landscaped green setting and it would be transformed, as any design concept for this site would. Itâ€™s difficult to imagine that any softening of the architectural language â€“ while acknowledging some degree of a tempering effect â€“ would make such a difference, relative to the impact of the road on the scheme, as to warrant a radically different design. Likewise, the harshly engineered environs of the fronting pavement and public street area to the side do the development absolutely no favours.
Could some ivy and Virginian Creeper growing over the brickwork serve to soften this development and replicate the effect that putting it in a green setting that you set out in the above excerpt?