Re: Re: National Irish Bank, Wilton Terrace
It’s the horizontal sibling of the new No. 75 St. Stephen’s Green.
I couldn’t make out why the Wilton Terrace building stood out so much in the context of recent developments in the city, until it clicked. It just fits. Shock! No attempt at gratuitous stacking in of additional floorplates, full respect for the grain of its context, and a crisp acknowledgement of the surrounding building line. Basic principles that have been cleanly and efficiently adhered to. Refreshing.
Now whether planar glazing is a lazy excuse of a ‘building’ is another debate entirely – and one I don’t particularly subscribe to – but within its idiom it is an elegant example of its type.