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  • in reply to: Why go Bald? #712262
    john white
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    I can’t wait Siobhan. You know, most of the stuff on this forum is often so trivial…

    John

    in reply to: Just out of interest. #712596
    john white
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    Why not?

    God, what depresses me about the web is that it’s been taken over by capitalists. It used to be fun – now it’s just a vehicle for eCommerce.

    I think the most useful stuff on the web now is in the form of user forums and discussion boards.

    But then – I’m a bit of an old fart.

    I know you’re just posing the question though.

    John

    john white
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    Actually I really mean that cgi/3d doesn’t capture reality more effectively at all but it does have an increased capability for ugliness [a common characteristic of many buildings]- there’s a tendency to try to capture as much detail as possible and simulate the materials in hideous surface rendering. I usually find 3d not to be an art in itself but merely a means of demonstration. It’s terific when used for Scientific means such as in TV programmes like horizon etc but it’s capacity for conveying beauty except when in the hands of a master are I reckon very limited.

    But that’s just my opinion.

    I can’t remember my point now…

    [Shut up and get back to work John]

    john white
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    Yes, I well believe it Jason. How many clients and town planners have the knack I wonder?

    Do you think Computer 3d rendered images are less flattering in general? I imagine there’s more scope for capturing the buildings warts n’all there!

    John

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    It’s quite natural looking in a strange crystalline way. Unfortunately it ‘s also heavy and bloated looking too. You’re right – Las Vegas. The other design is far more beautiful and will look really bizarre and kitsch in a couple of decades.

    It’s funny though – models and conceptual artwork can be so misleading can’t they? Something about the lightness of a sketch or watercolour. The Woodquay buildings looked lovely in the original drawings too. Really transparent, light and airy looking. I suppose that’s the danger when it comes to the untrained eye – like my own. They create a gossamer illusion; unless you keep reminding yourself that it’s mostly concrete and stone.

    John

    in reply to: Terrazzo [was Meath Hospital] #712225
    john white
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    That’d be nice Paul

    John

    in reply to: New O’Callaghan Hotel on Harcourt St #712214
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    It’s a bit like the White Horse on the Quays only 100 times better and more exiting. The only problem I have is that it looks a bit fragile. Perhaps some of it is put together with MDF and polyfilla. It’s an exciting place to be in though – most of it is great quality.

    John

    in reply to: National Gallery of Ireland extension #712750
    john white
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    That’s a cute drawing. Who did that?

    John

    in reply to: New O’Callaghan Hotel on Harcourt St #712212
    john white
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    Fitzwilliam hotel?

    Yes, it’s lovely inside too.
    Has anybody been to Walter’s pub in DunLaoghaire yet?

    It’s a really exciting place to be in.

    John

    in reply to: Terrazzo [was Meath Hospital] #712218
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    It’s funny – I’ve long been an admirer of hospitals from the 30’s/50’s. All those clean horizintal lines and lots of light. They’re often made of very nice narrow brick too.

    I especially like the man-made coloured conglomerate floors which you often see in old schools and other state buildings. I like the way it’s sturdily molded and curves up onto the base of the walls. Presumably to eliminate corner-loving germs. Easy to clean too. I reckon my ideal home will have that material [what is it? How is it laid?] and also those small square ceramic tiles, liberty hall, Busarus, hospitals and strangely enough [don’t kill me… it’s the only feature I like] Hawkins House!

    John

    in reply to: George’s Quay #712978
    john white
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    Ha ha.

    ‘School Of Design’.

    Yeah. when I was in School we had lego bricks too.

    John

    john white
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    This makes me &^%*($%^^& sick.

    We’re all being abused like morons again.
    Looks like they’ll get their way

    in reply to: Carlton Cinema Development #711937
    john white
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    Aghh… I think I’d prefer Palladio!

    It’s just occured to me that the attic section looks like that Bloated Ulster Bank
    Sloth.

    You know? The weak looking peaked aluminium section.

    John

    in reply to: Carlton Cinema Development #711936
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    Don’t you think it’s a stylistic disaster?

    Did you ever see the proposed design for the Rialto Bridge in Venice – by Palladio I think?

    Cannaletto did the conceptual painting.
    It was horrendous. It was rejected thank God. This reminds me of it.

    John

    in reply to: Carlton Cinema Development #711933
    john white
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    Yes, exactly – that’s what scares me.

    John

    in reply to: Carlton Cinema Development #711930
    john white
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    I can’t think of any Art facades flanking it.

    This sounds a bit scary to me.

    John

    in reply to: Development or not? [Warning: Rant] #711923
    john white
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    You’ve made some excellent points.

    It IS amazing that the Spike is denied and yet, that Ulster Bank plastic lego heap is crapped onto the Quayside.

    I still worry about the wisdom of the ‘educated’ sometimes though. I mean, look what Sam Stephenson did. Ughhhh..

    Maybe though, someday in a 100 years they’ll thank him and twin Woodquay with St. Paul’s!

    We need all sides of opinion. We all have to live here don’t we? It’s unfortunate that we won’t always get what we want.

    A final point:
    Do you think most of the huge buildings that we hate are permitted out of ignorance or are there some other underhanded shenanigans going on?

    john

    in reply to: Carton Estate #714997
    john white
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    Oh CHRIST.

    John

    in reply to: Deco Beach – Galway City #711902
    john white
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    Here’s the building:

    John

    in reply to: Spike Vs Anne Summers #714091
    john white
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    Hi Paul

    I don’t know anything more than I mentioned in the message I’m afraid. Sounds like him doesn’t it?

    John

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