Re: Re: ‘Irish House Designs’
Like it or not, this style of housing is the current Irish vernacular. If extreme conservationism survives as an ideology, these houses will eventually be listed and become objects of magical worship just like every other housing style over 100 years old. I have no doubt that one day people will look lovingly at fat cracked, yellowing PVC windowframes and consider how best to sensitively restore them to their former white shiny glory.
When TP refers to ‘design quality’ is he referring to form or function? If he is making a comment on the aesthetic qualities of irish versus UK bungalows he must know that these opinions are purely subjective and likely to change over time. As Irish people choose to buy these houses, they must believe they are attractive and well designed. While you and I disagree you can’t argue as there is no accounting for taste.