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It is Sandford College.
Keep us posted on the site if you find out anything interesting.
I pass it quite regularly and like some of it, however some of it looks very unfinished. So it is either poor quality work or unfinshed work & I’d have to wonder why it is incomplete.
My cynical side tells me that they got bored of producing legitimate work & climbed over the wall to spraypaint the new stone cladding to the building behind 😉
Maybe, maybe not, but it certainly gets me thinking, which is more than I can say for Graham Knuttel.
How dare you sir! I have a Knuttel to which I am very attached (three little fishes with that mafia look he specialises in). They look as if they would whip your wallet and have their way with your wife if they could only get out of the frame.
Can’s stand yer man Markey though – triangles and shawlies ad nauseum. Must have turned out hundreds.
I would lock up the graffitists who deface good surfaces – it may be ok for hoardings but, if it is generally indulged it will encourage talentless clowns to deface the city. No problem having designated areas though – and can even see merit in this.
I think what p***’s me off is the hoards of talentless muppets who deface the city. Name in case is ‘Grift’ who only has one talent, which is based around quantity rather than quality. I am sick of seeing the name Grift scrawled badly wherever I go in this city. He’s been around so long at this stage you would have expected him to impove…
Bluefoam, where is that entrance?
Sorry for the delay in my response…… 😀
The Dalkey tunnel entrance is (if my memory serves me right) at the waterfront, down the side of the school (Lorretto I think). I doubt there is much to see there anymore – it was collapsed quite near the entrance.
You have just reminded me. My younger brother went to school in Ranelagh & mentioned a tunnel that went from the school to somewhere in the city centre.
Possibly a staff link between the school (which would have been a house in its day) and a city centre residence. I’d love to go through it.
Back to a serious note, the features which give Irish farmhouses their charm are often not applicacable for manufacturing and practical reasons. For instance the small windows which were nescessary because of the high cost of glass and the need for heavy brick work for structure aren’t practical for modern living as they don’t offer enough light & the thick walls which give heavy window beds are no longer practical using modern building methods.
I agree with phil on this one…
The only difference I see from the photo above is new paving & new trees, so the street looks a bit cleaner. Also it is taken at a time when the street is less busy and there are less cars so of course it looks better.
Judging by the images I would prefer the old one. But I think as a scheme, O’Connell St. looks allot better now, nice and open and it works better as a main thoroughfare. All we need now is to remove the 5 million fast food outlets, the tacky cheapo shops and the gaudy ‘Schuh’ signage.
Originally posted by Devin
If the government had made sure every county had guidlines like the Cork guidelines several years ago Ireland might not be blighted with so many nasty one-off houses.
or so many shameful dormer bungalows.
It sounds like an opportune time to give Harvey Nicholes the space they have been looking for on Grafton St. In my opinion Bewleys have purposefully let the cafes go to ruin because they saw the value in the retail space. The quality has be crap for years.
I thought it was great, but unfortunatly It lacked some detail, especially in the wooden structures & joinery which was a major feature. The internal wooden balcony with the built in bench was poorly executed. The stairs and banisters were of standard (3 bed semi) stock. The furnishishing is slightly immature and unfinnished looking, even though I love their L-shaped couch (coz I have something similar). I understand the budget was tight, but it really shows in the final product.
I still really like it & it would be difficult to justify spending much more on a holiday home. However, â‚¬1,500 for a week sounds like quite a bit and would be justified only by a really top class luxurious house (in my opinion – & I am not aware of current rates).
When we were kids we used to go into the Dalkey Island tunnel the entrance was mostly bricked up but had been broken down, unfortunatley the tunnel was collapsed after a few meters.
Originally posted by Sue
They’re are no genuinely homeless people left in Dublin. There is a bed for everyone – be it in a hostel, B&b or whatever
And who the hell wants to win medals in the Olympics? Does it put butter on anyone’s bread in ireland that Cian Whatsisface got a gold for jumping a few fences?
The thought of losing out on the Spire to pay for more of that is moronic. I hope it wins the Stirling prize, but I guess the Gherkin is unbeatable
Sue you are genuinely shortsighted and selfish. I hope to never meet you.
Why paint it? I thought render like that was intended so that you wouldn’t have to paint it!?!
Originally posted by tea_with_nelly
I just feel that most people can’t relate to the instilations/sculptures that have a place in our towns and cities. I am not questioning their validity but I feel other approches could be tried. Sculpture and architecture, in my opinion, do not need to be purely visual, why not tactile and functional too? I work with community groups bringing art into inner city communities and the innitial response is usually the same. It usually go’s: waist of time, waist of money followed by a random sarcasm about a current piece of art. I am concerned that art in the community is becoming unrelated to its purpose and increasingly people view it with the whole emporers new coat philosophy. As I say i am not condeming whats been before but i’d like to see something new to come. Someone asked me to elaborate and someone made a crack about drunks so here’s my idea: The sculpture would be in the form of a hut or pod with water running underneath it or perhaps some kind of water feature within it. the surface of the pod would be for children so perhaps you could experiment with different textures or make the whole thing an activity centre/climbing fame type thing. thats the day time. At night the water feature is turned off or a floor is slid accross the bottom of the pod, thus turning it into a shelter for the rainy nights. Morning comes, water feature turned on our stream exposed and problem solved! I could go on and on about things like hot air blown out at night or making the inside a non graffitiable surface but…well i already have!
By the way ………..yes yes ok ok I may like Diarmuid a little too much!
Sounds like several law suits to me, children falling, drug dealers dealing, muggers mugging, interactive area falling into disrepair and becoming dangerous.
I am not against the idea but we live in a fecked up society.
Also I would be concerned about having an environment where homeless people & children might interact. Noting against homeless people, but their circumstances often make them act in ways we would consider anti social or outside the acceptable limits of social behaviour.
The cost associted with maintaining an interactive area with water feature would be astronomical compared with that of an inanimate sculpture.
There is a fountain at the top of the keys near the gates of the Pheonix Park which has a seating area, it is used mostly by alchoholics & it seems that someone cleans it every morning before normal workdays begin – sound like a lot of cost to offer people who do not contibute much to our economy or society. Surely that money would be better used to offer them some help.
Rant, rant, rant….
My big problem with the Luas is that it doesn’t link the two sides of the city, making it useless for many commuters. I was never a big believer in the Northside Southside divide, but it seems that recently the city planners have done everything in their power to split the city.
Originally posted by phil
Just beside the Stillorgan Park hotel there is a gem of an Art Deco house. Recently a small block of apartments has been built beside it which is trying to echo its style slightly. It is not finished yet, but I think it is quite nice.
They tore down the twin to that Art Deco Gem in order to build the apartment block, I posted a comment about it at the time but no one seemed interested.
Nicely done cutting edge grafitti is okay, but almost all the stuff in Ireland is done by 3 year olds who have progresssed from crayons to spray paint. Makes the irish look like a talentless bunch of muck savages. Go to any other European city & they deface the streets in a very considered & artistic manner.
Is that a closable roof over it? Doesn’t look like it is!
Originally posted by cajual
most of the people on this message board are disgusted at the way this competition was run, dissgusted at the way the ddda refuse to cooperate, disgusted at the lack of some kind of inquiry, and disgusted at the image this debacle portrays of ireland to foreign architects.
then, a foreign architect who has entered the competition has the balls to write to the ddda and post his opposition here, and then lo and behold! all our pathetic little irish scavengers come out of the woodwork and launch into an attack on the quality of his design! it doesn’t matter if you don’t like it, what matters is that the decision-making process is transparent and open to the public in the form of the minutes of the jury meeting.