Re: Re: the second redevelopment of ballsbridge
Agreed that the cladding leaves a bit to be desired, but I don’t think the building itself is all that bad, at least from a cityscape point of view. And I do like the way it turns the corner- the hexagon actually has a practical purpose beyond the quirky in this case.
The American Embassy works in a similar fashion I think. It’s not hexagonal of course but it seems to bring the two roads together.
Judging from the article, the market doesn’t like the building as much as I do. I wonder, though, where this opinion originated- “that never worked very well”. Perhaps my beloved 60 degree angles really are less suitable for offices than the more boring 90 degrees?
It is interesting the way some journalists will just spout out their opinions about a building as though it is a fact.