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      Mag
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      I’m researching an article for college about architecture, but I dont want to just do the usual thing you see in the property supplements every week, eg new developments, high prices etc. I was hoping to do something a little meatier and focus on the issues that are affecting architects at the moment, are there specific issues that aren’t being addressed by the media or are architects just being portrayed as high brow designers for rich people??? Sorry, not trying to offend anyone here at all, just hoping to get some feedback! thanks!

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      garethace
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      are there specific issues that aren’t being addressed by the media or are architects just being portrayed as high brow designers for rich people

      It is all about finding a niche in the market, someplace, where you can rule supreme. There is one very successful small practice, whose work I am really jealous of,… but I have to say, there is this program on TV, called Nip, Tuck, about plastic surgeons working in Florida. I often think about that Dublin architectural practice, when looking at the TV program, and how they take really old and decrepit buildings, and make them look a million dollars. I mean, if I had the money, I would be on the phone to that practice in the morning, pleading for an appointment. Part of the reasons for being a success or not, in architecture, is related very much to how you present yourself. Every successful architect, or firm, I have heard speak, in a talk about architecture, presents themselves and their story, in their own unique way. But, you know instantly, the ‘character’ suits the product they are selling. There can only be one ‘Nip, Tuck’, Irish architectural practice, as far as I am concerned, and most people ‘in the know’, may know who I am refering to also. 🙂

      Brian O’ Hanlon.

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