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  • in reply to: Irish Rural Dwellers Association #767144
    henno
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    @zelemon wrote:

    He sure did, from my discussions with other planners in the area, this is standard procedure, the planners are obviously intimidated by the politicians etc!
    is there anything in the planning to forbid such communications?

    no.

    seeing as the board of councillors are the planners bosses, its not illogical for a planners to feel “intimidated” if there is a councillor sniffing around a file.

    I have lots of experience of applications that would not have been successful without political influence. Some interference was required to curb over zealous planners, while other interference was required to give the application any hope of success. Swings and roundabouts in my view.

    Planners use their CDP as their bible. They refer to regional and national plans also, and to a smaller extent local area plans. Theres no way every eventuality can be guided by these plans so there is still a large amount decision that is left to the opinion of the planner.

    in reply to: Suitability Testing DIT Architecture #776549
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    @keano3 wrote:

    I did my test there last tuesday……..does anyone know how long it takes b4 ya find out how ya did?? Shitin myself …..thought it was bit unfair your man didnt even warn us when da spacial test was coming near the end he just said TIME UP! ………didnt gt 6 outa lyk 60 finished even do it was piss…. anyone know if dats bad lyk?? lol

    did you study english for your leaving cert?

    lyk lol….

    in reply to: What seduces more: a hand drawing or a 3Dmodel? #716592
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    @MK wrote:

    Architecture is not about providing basic needs, thats construction, thats basically a complete misconception. Le Corbusier made a nice little speech along the same lines, the heart soaring from a feeling, etc.,etc, but finding the quote is hardly worth the effort.

    We all know that in design, if we are always bound by the chains of physical improbability, the design process may be undermined,(exceptions to the rule, Rationalists and the like need not get their backs out of joint). In the virtual world, anything goes. Designers are not constrained by the limitations of todays physical construction methods. It is a free for all utopia for the seeding of ideas. This is how progress in the architectural, not construction world can be achieved. In the Virtual world, physics can defy itself, solid becomes plastic, impossible becomes achievable.

    Why must architecture be built before it can be real? When you design, is the unbuilt form not clear in your mind? Is a piece of architecture not finished before the first hole is dug on site. Have you not decided the finish and detail of everything before the first block is laid. In essence, the building is finished before anyone even agrees to build it. The built form is merely the proof of the pudding.

    Most student work is never built. By the logic I have seen here I can only deduce that none of their work is architecture, it does not exist in the real world, so how can it be architecture.
    Not true, this is obvious.

    This post basically allows architecture enter into the realm of surrealism…..

    Is that where it should be?? i think not.

    I do not think architecture can exist on a 2d sketch or a virtual model. That, to me, is artistic conceputal design, not architecture.

    while we are quoting le corb didnt he also say “To create architecture is to put in order. Put what in order? Function and objects.”

    in reply to: Stop this nonsense! #777448
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    @Tighin wrote:

    Has Dublin Corporation – oh, sorry, they copycatted London and now call themselves Dublin ‘City Council’ – taken ugly pills or something? Ewww!

    How on earth can anyone think that a building whose whole alignment is vertical, with tall, gracious windows, will look like anything other than a cartoon character with his hat shooting up from his head, when you graft on horizontal steel-and-glass or wood-and-glass…. stuff?

    well, they have refused permission…. what more can they do…

    1. The proposed development is of sub-standard architectural quality and would have a detrimental impact on the setting and character of the protected structure and its location in a designated conservation area. This is contrary to 15.10.1 of the Dublin City Development Plan 2005-2011 and, consequently, would be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.

    in reply to: libeskind / Manuel Aires Mateus on the docks #743235
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    theres an obvious lack of depth with the fenestration, the renders emphasied this depth a lot more…..
    disappointing

    in reply to: dublin airport terminal #717312
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    snorefest

    in reply to: Stop this nonsense! #777440
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    @ctesiphon wrote:

    There was an article in last Sunday’s Observer about new houses and extensions that featured a rooftop family apartment. (Article here: http://arts.guardian.co.uk/art/architecture/story/0,,2239834,00.html) The pictures aren’t attached to the online version, but they’re included with an older NY Times article on the same house: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/08/garden/08FAMrogers.html?pagewanted=1&_r=4&adxnnlx=1194735997-HaMmLGBeZ7SRBzX58Zmeaw

    I’m not sure I’d agree with Stephen Bayley that the work was done ‘Without compromise to a handsome structure’- judge for yourself.

    Oh, he’s the son of Richard Rogers. Then it must be okay.

    jesus christ!!!!! (thats both an exclamination and a plea)…

    henno
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    Every field in Ireland is not suitable to have a house on it.

    You will find there are rules and regulations regarding the suitability of land for housing, from health and safety regs, water safety, traffic safety, areas of conservation or archaeological significance etc….

    generally planners are sympathetic if a sufficient need is shown for housing, but generally will not compromise the above regulations, for the ‘greater good’….

    To think that anyone can build anything anywhere is ridiculous….. every democracy must survive on social bureaucratic regulations, for the good of the state and not the self…

    in reply to: The Tara Bypass – what they won’t tell you #756589
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    has anyone any more info on the ‘new’ fortified complex dicovered at Tara????

    Meanwhile, pressure group TaraWatch has described as “significant” the discovery of a new archaeological site in the path of the M3 motorway, at the Hill of Tara in Co. Meath.

    The group called on Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government, John Gormley, to place a preservation order on the site which it says may be a fortified complex.

    The site is located between the defensive fort of Rathmiles and the burial ground at Soldier Hill, the newly discovered site is further proof that the Hill of Tara constitutes a vast archaeological complex.

    from: http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/breaking/2007/1017/breaking7.htm

    in reply to: New 8/10 thousand seater indoor stadium, Dundalk #764790
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    @lordmuggins wrote:

    Hey guys,

    Just to note, that in todays Dundalk Life (subsidy of Dundalk Democrat) the front page headline is that planning permission has been granted for this. Work expected to begin February, to be opened in November 2009. Mentioned some Irish dancing things down for its launch.

    Matt

    are they not expecting the obligatory appeal to the bord???

    … must be very cilivised in that part of the country….

    in reply to: Bungalow Dilemma #741547
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    Hutton, im not trolling, and this will be my last post on this subject in this thread..

    what youve described is the symptoms of a major problem, in my opinion we have the necessary procedures to deal with the problem already in place… its the managment and enforcement of these procedures that is inadequate and damaging (again, in my opinion)…… it is sad to see that these procedures are being abused in the areas most in need of these same protections.

    in reply to: Bungalow Dilemma #741545
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    @Carrigaline wrote:

    Great for Northern Ireland. not so great for the Republic. I can see an awful lot of Northerners who have been refused permission coming down here and taking advantage of our lax planning regulations.

    How so??

    obviously our sustainable rural guidelines would hinder the vast majority from recieving permission in the republic. They may obtain permission in areas where the local authorities want to encourage population growth, but certainly not in areas under high pressure from urban develpment.

    Its strange that you would have the opinion that our planning laws are lax when theres an EU commision invistigating whether they are too strict or not….. :confused:

    in reply to: Plan to build houses in Sneem refused #765746
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    It seems almost comical that in a 2007 (post) celtic tiger ireland, towns cannot be developed due to lack of public water…. especially after supposed ‘wet’ summers…. this is not only happening in Kerry but here in the midlands as well. I know two villages in Laois that will not allow any other evelopment until the public water system is upgraded due to lack of capacity in one, and water quality in the other. i also know another substantial town in north Kilkenny that will not allow any more dwellings due to the water capacity. The lack of capacity in this town was alerted to way back in 1999 and still nothing has happened…

    i was involved in an application in a village in Tipperary in 1999 where the treatment system hadnt been upgraded since 1920……..

    as i say, if it wasnt so tragic it would be comical……

    in reply to: The Tara Bypass – what they won’t tell you #756564
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    Speaking as a complete laY person on this… but was there no Geo-Survey complied on the whole proposed route prior to commencement of development… paired with archaeological assessment on any anomolies that may have shown up????

    This ad hoc, haphazard way of ‘sure, we’ll deal with it as it occurs’ is an afront to proper planning of any example of development…

    in reply to: Dublin Historic Stone Paving disbelief #764154
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    is that photoshopped????

    if not they really live up to the sterotype of a council worker…. thanks for the laugh…

    in reply to: Eoghan Harris on one-off housing #764970
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    nope, im talking about that ‘FF-washed-Bertie-Yes-man’ who has reaped what he has sown….

    in reply to: Eoghan Harris on one-off housing #764968
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    Harris will hardly be able to take his tongue out of an Taoiseachs hole for long enough to make a difference…..

    in reply to: Ikea #775553
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    @archipig wrote:

    The NRA studies reckon that IKEA would increase traffic on that part of the M50 by 12% as it is now, and by 8% when its three lanes.

    so how does any park n ride system be to the detriment of the M50???

    are you saying that a park and ride system would be used wholly by prospective IKEA customers, and not by local commuters who may wish to use it to reduce congestion on the M50???… surely that just a matter of management to serve the optimal numbers…..

    in reply to: Ikea #775551
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    @PVC King wrote:

    . But if a park n ride site aimed at local commuters were built it could serve IKEA customers to the detriment of the M50

    can you expand on that please :confused:

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