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Think I just had a bright idea…Thing is there is a new school in Limerick now and perhaps one thought of elsewhere, can’t remember, Cork?
Limerick school is going through the whole ‘making a school’ process now, you could contact them & soak
up their thoughts. Should be sufficiently early stages to inspire you!
Hmmm..Well if lead is too ductile, its been used (traditionally & otherwise) for years, perhaps not on such low pitch. How are you lot managing to get hold of Rheinzinc in such small quantities without a lot of bowing & scraping?
I didn’t think there was a rule on that but I bet there is further information in
one or other of the BS (or Irish equivalent) mentioned in the regulations, or
would be Approved Documents (UK).
Beware of implementing disabled standards if your stair is not.
Most people I think would use lead in your situation. It needs venting behind, but the main thing is that you can get hold of it & someone to lay it. Rheinzinc is a product for bigger projects really.
Try the above, I really haven’t looked in much detail, think they gave a lecture at RIAI last year. Isn’t Wayne Hemmingway designing a Wimpeys housing estate (possibly not so useful) too?
Can anyone locate images for the Artbox competition. I took part & would really like to see some projects. There is very little on the web, a selection is on exhibition at Millenium Hall in Cork until 22nd only. I don’t think there is a catalogue.
“Apart from levelling the quays and building them up which is my ultimate preference, any suggestion which changes the boring nature of what we currently have should be welcomed”
Well there’s a sustainable proposal if ever there was one….
It is important in this context to point out that in general bad cases do not make good rules. So if there are parts of the quays which are poor, pastiche or 60s calamity, this would not in general be an argument for making the situation worse. Many architects & planners, Frank MacDonald included have campaigned for the reconstruction of the quays in the past decades.
Cute Panda exhibits appalling ignorance on the subject of Dublin, which was conceived & built as the second city of the british empire during the georgian period (pre-1880). It retains a considerable number of setpieces dating prior to the 1880s, Trinity College, Four Courts, Customs House & Bank of Ireland included, not to mention several uniquely large residential squares. Back to school for you I’m afraid. It never ceases to amaze me how confidently some people will talk about things of which they clearly know very little. I’ve been to Boston which I particularly dislike because of the amount of pastiche it includes, it has a far less continuous structure & was never within reach of the standards reached by Dublin at the time it was principally constructed. I have recently visited Montreal which is a great city & I doubt they would allow such a thing in the Vieux Port.
I oppose this in its current form because of the visual impact of the supports primarily. It also seems wasteful to build a structure rather than using the normal methods of becoming airborne, light aircraft, balloons, jet packs, rockets, whatever ! There’s something in the idea, perhaps Docklands/ Dublin Bay …the millenium wheel II, but not this.
I’ll tell you what, lets fill in the liffey with concrete & build a runway…!
Madness.October 28, 2005 at 8:16 pm in reply to: I’m A Confused Leaving Cert Student!…Get Me Out Of Here! #762589
There is a good area on the RIAI website about careers. Includes recommended reading. Yes, sounds like you might be technician in the making. Very often the lines blur as time goes on. Architect the profession has not existed for more than 25 😉 0 years yet anyway.October 26, 2005 at 7:26 pm in reply to: I’m A Confused Leaving Cert Student!…Get Me Out Of Here! #762587
You have a lot of questions in there…& sounds like you are quite technical. The diffrence between architect & technologist is one of ambition & inclination (also time & money). Generally the technologist is happy to technically develope what has already been broadly framed by the architect, technicans often end up resenting this position though.
Some part of the power station at Ringsend so you can see Donnymount strand & Bay with the sun going down.
A five minute report on ‘wacky houses’. Methinks a comment on the quest for novelty and anything that can be understood in 5 minutes as the staple diet offfered by most TV a bit more appropriate here. What is it MTV for the architecturally mildly interested but don’t push it?
I come from dublin, last time I was there I went for a late breakfast (few months ago), as you do, because it is part of being in Dublin.
Bored my family stupid moaning about what a disaster it was. No it hasn’t been the same since the bizarre nineties makeover, yes the management was abyssmal and efforts to update and keep pace were not working. But, baby, bathwater!
If a company cannot take a buisness like Bewleys, with established appeal, and all the key sites, and make a sucess of it said company should not be operating at all.
It was modelled in part on european style cafes, like they still have in Brussels for example. They manage. This is too dismal.July 19, 2004 at 9:27 am in reply to: Does anyone know the architect name for this building? #743695
Originally posted by Mob79
Falcon crest meets aldi.
Got to say I agree with your summary. Thing that mystifies me about this building, is why they are trying so hard. I mean maybe they usually have planning problems (or perhaps it is the height issue) but the context is not exactly demanding a quasi- traditional response. Its a pathetically blatant planning trick.
On one point there, I think there is a mistake. It is not the case that the only way a building normally manages to relate to its surroundings is by literally entering them. In addition it is the responsibility of the designer to challenge the brief where the situation requires it. It seems to me that Libeskinds problems lie in procurement rather than in his approach to site.
Does anyone else think it looks a little out of scale? I mean they all do & its hard to tell without full details, looks huge to me.