Re: Re: The Building Boom Is Over!
I’m not convinced that creating an “iconic” building like the Bilbao Guggenheim meant that every Jose Public was jumping out of their bed in the morning eager to swap their own gaff for a little titanium-clad residential masterpiece.
It’s going to take a lot more than the odd megabuild here and there to open Irish eyes to the possibilities of clever residential architecture – and that’s why I believe that Ranelagh Multidenominational School is a realistically “aspirational” level of design. To own something similar is a far more achievable, more intimate, more realistic goal that people can grasp and be inspired by.
I’m not sure that anyone looks at the Guggenheim and thinks: “I’m gonna have one of those. Just slightly smaller, less shiny, with a garden….”