Re: Re: “Iconic” building proposal by VHI, Abbey Street
But why would you obscure a fine building by putting it behind a glass screen?
I can understand the covering the parish hall – the VHI needed the office space and the only way to get that would be to either cantevelier out over the hall, and leave a large chunk of building looming over the hall, or build down to the ground around it. I’ld rather the parish hall weren’t obscured by the new building but I sympathise with the architects since they had such a difficult site to deal with.
The building is clumsy in parts though, especially at the top level, where the line of the facade glazing bars are disrupted unnessacarily
I should look more like this:
Prada Epicentre – Tokyo – Herzog and de Meuron
A building from which I think the architects took a lot of inspiration