Re: Re: Pastiche – The Final Solution?
the issue of pastiche is often related to the wider context rather than simply to the individual structure and the merits of pastiche extension.
Certainly I’d agree on that – all aspects must be considered. Though I think in the Dundalk case that the principal elevation of the original would be the left-hand 4-bay faÃ§ade with central feature window. This is also the elevation that faces onto the Square, and is the larger of the two.
Presumably the aim in ‘pastiching’ the building was to extend this principal faÃ§ade in a fashion as to reinforce this side of the building’s status, facing out into the town…
(the pic is from the National Library online collection)
Agreed about St. Stephen’s Green – anyone have a picture of when the original was still green in colour?