Re: Re: New Developments in Galway City

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I can understand your impatience with the ubiquity of patinated copper, but it’s just a fad, like many other fads, e.g. exposed concrete, unpainted galvanised metal, acres of glass cladding and flat-roofed, boxy house extensions. Much of architecture – at any period – is fashion and what is touted as ‘cutting edge’ (whatever that means) is actually just the latest trend. So, there’s a lot more patinated copper to come until people get tired of it and go on to something else like titanium (no, sorry, that’s been done) – and it’s still better as a surface material than exposed concrete, especially in this climate.

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