Doug C

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  • in reply to: sean kenny #755612
    Doug C

    well, let it not be said that architects are doomed to a dull life

    thanks for those links Trace , the domus archives are a new one to me and definitely ones I’ll revisit

    and I’ll keep this forum posted if I find out anything on that Derry House

    in reply to: sean kenny #755610
    Doug C

    Hi Fergus

    I understand it has been a few years since you posted this query. Did you find anything about that house? I have just read a short essay on Contemporary Architecture by Robert McKinstry in a book called Causeway: The Arts in Ulster. He say’s:

    ” …still in Derry,in 1952, Sean Kenny, fresh from a sojourn at Frank Lloyd’s Wright’s Taliesin, produced his only Irish building – a curved house of local stone with a flat roof”

    I would be very interested to know where this is

    in reply to: Look at de state of Cork, like! #733340
    Doug C

    Lexington ,

    As requested:

    It is a great site in itself with good interviews, features and excellent Current On Site Photos of interesting projects around the world.

    in reply to: Look at de state of Cork, like! #733324
    Doug C

    2 images found floating around the web. The research centre may be (probably is) just a project.

    Further info on the lighting in the Photonics lab would be appreciated.

    Also can anyone suggest very good examples of single houses (old or new) in Cork City or environs.

    in reply to: Bewleys #748081
    Doug C

    We should b concentrating on Bewley’s replacement rather than its many failings and the nostalgia surrounding it.

    what do we want: good coffee, good value, good values?

    from today’s Independent: a new coffee experience?

    a proposal: replace Bewleys with Europe’s largest fairtrade ONLY cafe.

    in reply to: The Spike #722398
    Doug C


    Thanks, you’ve given me the opportunity to suggest that you all pay a visit to this fine site.

    ps I agree, it would be great if the Spire won.

    in reply to: t-shirts #743281
    Doug C

    I like the look of the t-shirts Paul.

    Any chance of getting an organic range for the next batch?

    There are a load of suppliers over here in London, the following seem to be one of the more reasonable

    Some stuff on organic cotton for your listeners

    “The WTO estimates that as many as 20,000 deaths and 3 million chronic health problems are caused by poisoning related to agricultural pesticides globally each year. A further 200,000 farmers commit suicide as a result of debt caused by pesticide purchase.

    Worldwide, conventional cotton farming uses only about 3 percent of total farmland but consumes 25 percent of the chemical pesticides and fertilizers used globally. In India, it’s as much as 50 percent of pesticides used on as little as 5 percent of the total agricultural land.

    At least three of the chemicals used heavily in cotton production are in the “dirty dozen” – so dangerous that 120 countries agreed at a UNEP conference in 2001 to ban them, but so far this hasn’t happened. Why not?

    Organic cotton is grown in approximately 15 countries, but still represents only 0.1% of global cotton production. We want to increase this figure to 10% by 2010.”


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