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afaik the buckingham street flats are now going to be solely for the elderly community. Those (privately owned?) apartments the other side of the street, further up towards summerhill have to be some of the worst ‘new’ apartments in the city. The work going on behind the summerhill flats looks interesting too.
Originally posted by Paul Clerkin
I’m sure its a euro standard…. i don’t imagine that the EU would let you just go and design any auld look and feel for signage
that’s what they did. There isn’t any standardisation across europe, but these signs don’t even adhere to the (already poor design standards) of Irish roadsigns.
The politics of the matter are unimportant.
The design of the signs is poor, and needs to be addressed properly. I’m just surprised they didn’t consider this earlier on in their ‘consultative’ process.
(note: personally I’m not convinced by the numbered junctions approach, but the design of the signs is unarguably well off the mark)
I know who the secret benefactor was 🙂
Not very surprising given the number of Irish business leaders who tend to give money away. You would be damn sure O’Reilly would want his name/face plastered all over the exhibition if it was his money so look elsewhere.
Didn’t care for the cheapass reuse of that series on architecture for the video piece, and (no offence to Bus) the touchscreen/webpages combo that doesn’t work very well. They should have pushed out the boat for new video and multimedia materials.
Inappropriate typography used in the leaflet too (and didn’t care for the design or text of the panels).
They should have re-created a room (within a room), and given the exhibition more space.
Lovely work though.
one point. Busarus isn’t a sixties building.
Checkout the profile of it on this site.
Nice images. I don’t see any repeated cars/people within the multiple exposures either. You must shoot fast.
I’d suggest reviewing your medication regime Edward.
I ‘talked about the issue’. You just didn’t like what I said.
Whats with the Koolhaas, Ghery, awards guise then, if we aren’t talking about you?
Walter Mitty time methinks.February 6, 2002 at 9:59 am in reply to: turning potential employees away at your front door #718108
just to re-iterate
what exactly is your problem with submitting your resume and following up on that?
and in relation to time wasting. Over the past couple of years I’d say I’ve looked at maybe a hundred resumes (in a previous capacity). If I’m seeing someone, I feel it’s only fair to spend at least a half hour going over their work and personal interests/motivation. There is no way you can realistically expect a firm to take that amount of time out for EVERYONE who feels they might have something to offer.
A resume will usually provide enough info to suggest whether a meeting is called for, or not.
FYI; that’s indeed the ‘path I walked’. Didn’t have a problem with it then, don’t see why you do now.
I can’t comment on your heart or brain, but have to say again; With that attitude you are only hurting yourself.February 5, 2002 at 10:49 am in reply to: turning potential employees away at your front door #718105
Originally posted by edward:
cold calling is a way of life, and if you ever left dublin you would know that!
i am surprised you are still in business with an attitude like yours, you say that I am bitter, well you sound arrogant, with a slight hint of pathetic
I can only speak for the world of graphic design, but my experience (including work in New York and London, but thanks for asking) has been that it’s simply unprofessional to turn up expecting someone to see you. Bare minimum you drop your resume in, in advance and follow that up. If your experience/portfolio of work is of interest to the firm, then you will get access to someone. You just need to have the courtesy to give people some advance warning.
Nothing to do with your experience/skills. If I don’t know you from Adam, I’m not going to risk eating up a half hour with someone who MIGHT be a dead loss. And such is the world that there are far more non-descript applicants than young genius’s out there. Try looking at the process from the position of the firms.
What exactly is the problem with following up on a resume drop anyway?
And thanks for your kind words. I can tell you would be a real bonus to any company.February 3, 2002 at 12:57 pm in reply to: turning potential employees away at your front door #718101
ooh, someone’s bitter.
with an attitude like that I’m not surprised you get the short shrift. Try a little less arrogance and using a modicum of sense (like making an appointment, or submitting your resume in advance of cold calling).
In my area (graphic design) I’d never talk to someone who just landed on my doorstep. I’d always want to vett their cv/book before talking to them. Same story in NY or wherever.
Feel free to disregard, but that’s the real world. Slagging off receptionists isn’t going to help you with this one.
a bit sensitive on our UK heritage then? It’s like ‘Translations’ all over.
I hold with the DorSETT pronunciation. I would have said a majority of (dubliners) used that.
I like the fact that Henry Moore, Earl of Drogheda gave his complete title to all the streets in the city centre (Drogheda street became Sackville St*, became O’Connell St. Of lane became Henry place).
* Same place Dorset St came from. Lord Lieutenant at the time; Lionel Cranfield Sackville, Duke of Dorset.
In this case. no.
Oh, I’m also really glad that the corpo did such a fabulous job on that other dublin rock heritage site; the halfpenny bridge. As seen in Phil Lynott’s video for ‘Old Town’.
Surely HotPress should be awarding bursarys for this budding musical architectural heritage industry?
U2 are not the Beatles, nor never will be.
Trying to write a heritage preservation argument onto a pop band’s five year old den is just pathetic. No doubt you will want the Dockers encased in perspex for future generations to marvel at too.
The building doesn’t warrant keeping, and just ’cause you like the band doesn’t mean the building is part of our cultural heritage.
oh, and is ‘Rock’ somehow more significant than “Pop”?
It (model) looks like kermit the frog’s face. Subliminal cultural globalisation at work?
both spellings are used.
(former phibsborough resident)
U2 are a pop group with a high degree of commercial success. They have been in the hanover studio for a relatively short period of time, and said they were open to an alternative local location. There ain’t no heritage preservation argument in any of that lot.
roll on the demolition.
I think multimedia kiosks can be extremely useful in a museum. If developed with respect for the context and with a proper understanding of the artifacts, they offer a much greater insight into the artifacts/history presented in the least intrusive manner.
There is an awful lot of dross (kiosk wise) in museums at the moment, but don’t damn the concept just because of some poor execution to date.
(disclaimer: I’ve worked on museum kiosk design)February 7, 2001 at 2:14 pm in reply to: The Abbey Theatre – should it stay or should it go #717699
the irish times on saturday suggested that the calton site might be a possibility.
It seems their ‘designer mall’ plan isn’t working out so far
seems like a better plan than moving southside. I’d sacrifice the nice waterfront location for helping out the rejuvination of o’connell st.
I do like the mullet though.
nice one , McC