Re: Re: Laughter Lounge – Eden Quay
Yes the setback is nothing short of a disgrace. Look at it here from Westmoreland St, clad in all-singing red brick. Whatever about its architectural qualities, the way in which it merges in the eye with the Irish Permanent on the corner (indeed actually overrides it), esp when you move a few feet closer from where this pic was taken, it completely changes the relationship between the quay and O’ Connell St.
The setback looms over the quay in such a way as to make it appear like another storey along the quay at facade level.
How was this allowed? I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to describe this building overall as monsterously overscaled.