Re: Re: Irish Architecture Awards 2009 – Public choice award
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I’d agree that the box house format is becoming tiresome but thought the grangegorman house was the best of the house / extension category and deserved its award …
Ulster Bank deserve huge credit for proceeding with their restoration, any chance of their example rubbing off on the ESB ?
the idea to plan italian cypress trees “to compliment the building” was an erroneous one. They add simply to detach the building from the rest of the town environ. Deciduous broad leafs should have been used.
It seems they used the buildings vague italian style as the inspiration for the Italian Cypress, wrong decision both visually & practically – they can’t stick the Irish climate and will be dead by the winter. Anyone that knows the church fronting miltown road will know what i’m talking about, 3 times they re-planted Italian cypress outside their front door before finally choosing a more suitable species, obviously money to burn !