Re: Re: Matt Cooper: Developers get rich, buyers get shoddy homes in Nowheresville
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@paul h wrote:
is this the place in question ? known as santry cross?
The finished product reminds me of the budget travel apartment complexs you see for the canaries or spain.. pack as many tourists in as possible, add a dirty swimming pool, and there you o.. irelands own version of budget holiday apts. The Sustainable Urban Housing:, Design Standards for Apartments draft plan just released is a breath of fresh air, as for too long we have designed nice spaceous apartments, resembling something like the luxurious New York ‘Friends’ apartments, only to have the developer strip t to the bear bones just to squeeze in more 45 sq.m. apartment. If the draft does go through, developers will hopefully have no choice but to allow architects to design more ‘family’ orientated apartments. Now just to pursuade the use of more sustanable materials.
Now with money more readily available thanks to the apparently still sharpe claws of the celtic tiger, more and more people are unwilling to settle for tiny closet sized aartments. Luxurious living is the word of the moment, and long may it last.