Meanwhile, in yesterday’s Irish Times, Una Mullally wrote:
Dublin City Council flew a kite last week about reducing the size and the number of windows in new apartments. Nihilum didicimus [we have learned nothing]. The Construction Industry Federation has been calling for smaller apartment sizes for a while. More units per development equals more money.
The city has gone through several phases of apartment building, including builders who were so clever they didn’t even need architects. Now, as citizens are left wincing at so many terrible developments that got planning, the council is talking about rolling back on size standards for the sake of “kickstarting development”. Nihilum didicimus.