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Alot of the AAI (architectural Association of Ireland) awards in the more recent years have been for smaller scale house extensions. have a look at them anyway ,they are published every year in a book available from the riai bookshop as well as alot of other bookshops. You can that way see the work of the better smaller practices who do this kind of work and possibly choose one of them based on the previous work you have seen of theirs.
don’y forget about commencement notices possible commencement notices to health and safety authority as well as administeration of contracts and understanding what insurances should be in place ect. never mind getting the best value for your money in terms of the getting a well designed addition to your house. a well designed addition will add value in both in terms of resale value.
maximise the potential you have.
employ a professional…….. a good one. alot of the recent AAI (architectural Association of Ireland) awards in the more recent years have been for smaller scale house extensions. have a look at them anyway they are published every year in a book available from the riai bookshop as well as alot of other bookshops. and you should be able to see inside how a well designed addition do. Alot of young architects start theur careers doing smaller additions and we don’t spend 5 years min in college learning nothing.
I can’t understand how the usher library isn’t in the running and I have to say Ias much as I like castle st I don’t think its of great enough a scale to merit the gold medal saying that I do like the wooden window and the steping up of the facade and just because others have since tried to copy it and done a bad job deffinitly doesn’t make the original less good. also I think I remember the reason for the use of the brick being that it was the planners even though there were no brick buildings on that street at the time?! and the copper brick wood does have both kahnian and aalto references which couls be made.but thats hardle surprising from deb+m
odonnell & toumey are ment to be building a centre for the irish language in derry soon John Toumey showed immages of ot at a not so long ago lecture in Bolton st. last year. looks great could be one of thir best buildings yet I recon. No sign of it on the web site though.
I stand corrected actually I didn’t look close enough the first photo is at the back and the second photo shows the glass screen with green triangles screenprinted /solar screen devive is completely up on the building on the left which was only stated at the rear when I was there. I wonder whats the predicted time scale of the rest of the build( I’m sure it was said at the site visit but my memory being as goog as it is and all)?
I thought you were a kind of software engineer ther specialising in the deigning of CAD programmes by the title CAD designer! I think the formal industry name is CAD technician more commonly refered to as a CAD monkey in conversation.
did you go to an agency?
could some one here also explain the different types/grades of conservation to an ignoramus on the subject like myself and also the consequences in terms of applications / building /remodeling on such properties subsequent to listing and the reason for county council(ors/s) apparent hesitence to grant preservation orders.
when did you take those photos shadow? because I was at the aai site visit about a month ago and it looked more finished than in those photos you posted.
I was just wondering has anyone seen the plans for the Illac ( I knoiw its half built already) I went to have a look at the applation in the coco yesterday but couldn’t be bothered waiting at the back of the que of auld women complaining about stuff bein’ too modern and decided I’d prefere go for a nice coffee in la Corta instead. I thought I might find it on the web but had no luck anyone know who designed it ? or are there immages anywhere?
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I posted a picture of the statue of liberty on this tread a while ago and had been meaning to photograph this fro a long time. This though as opposed to laughable is actually realy cool -pop art on the side of a shed just outside Ardara (Co.Donegal). I don’t know who did it but I must find out and buy him/mer a pint.
the gallery is quite small but as a shop-front its one of the nicest things done in dublin in ages. realy nice boadr marked concrete. I asked inside who was the architect and they said it was a fellow by the name of Mark Ryan (hope i remembered that correctly) who was working for the frim who did it (can’t remember who they were) but has moved since. if all this is true well done mark and who ever it was you were working for!
can anyone give an example of good architecture that has come about from the implemtation of tax breaks other than this comercial speck shit?
On another note what did people make of Hugh Pearmann’s article on Wright in the Sunday Times last? Slightly Tabloidish I thought. But that what the people want? I had a friend who isn’t an architect and confesses to knowing wery little about the subject make the comment that “See this guy who was supposed to have been the greatest architect of the last hundred years that all his buildings are faling down and will all have fallen down within 50 years! guess he wqasn’t that great then!”
had to do a bit of explaining why he was great……………
the miseducation of the masses?
Have to add that in general I find hugh permenn an entertaining, informative read and can only appplaud all inc hugh that are doing their bit in trying to educate the masses about contempoary architecture.
Tom de Paor wasn’t affraid to do dismiss past masters and contempories in a recent article -feelin certain well known irish firms have lost their way as “critical regionalists” and sold out to become modernists.
Is it not the first step to becoming the new Avant Garde to shake off the shakkels of the past ?!!!!
save as version vith and reset the file size to desired in new version?
heres a link about one of the most famous skateparks in the world it was built entirly by the local skaters themselves under a bridge in portland oregon ( it rains alot there too). its pretty cool. Don’t think we have a space in the city centre with the potential to achieve something simular unless we did as was previously suggested in using a multi-story carpark
Oh I forgot to mention that there is a place in drumcondra called ramp and rail which is a private indoor skatepark but riding street and looking at the built enviroment in a different way is inherent to skate culture so no matter what it will will never stop. Hence why most skate parks are designed to emulate the best bits (for skaters) of the built enviroment.