A Contrast To All That Brutalism



Boxy but good.


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15 thoughts on “A Contrast To All That Brutalism

  1. Tarfton Clax

    Another Ugly Pointless Concrete Box. Not exactly a building for the Ages. Who needs beauty anyway?

    1. Janet, dreams of spidercrab and fancy pastries

      that whole campus has such an unfriendly soulless yet retro vibe ( not in a good way )

  2. class wario

    it’s boring but i wouldn’t necessarily say it’s look awful. it looks like a million other office type buildings around.

    you see endless complaining about every style of architecture online but nobody ever suggests how things should look instead. bar all the fella who use architecture as fig leaf for fighting against ‘cultural marxism’ or whatever.

    1. george

      Exactly. I would love to see their ideas. Some sort of pastiche of an 18th century building?

        1. class wario

          Sounds a bit circular in its depression inducing!

          FWIW I am just a bit sick of architectural criticism being used as a figleaf for people to moan about ‘post-modernism’ or ‘cultural marxism’ or whatever. I know you’re not one of these people, Janet, and not trying to suggest anything of the sort. This is, to me, a boring building. They definitely could’ve done something far more interesting with it and that could be said for countless buildings in Dublin. While I wouldn’t say your examples are quite to my taste, they are at least a bit more interesting and novel than the suggestions of all the 1800s revivalists out there.

      1. Janet, dreams of spidercrab and fancy pastries

        some Northern European architecture I admire…Oslo’s 2008 Opera House, designed by Snohetta or Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki by Steven Holl 

    2. Janet, dreams of spidercrab and fancy pastries

      this is just a ribbed box for nobodies pleasure imo

  3. Specific Gravity

    Volvo – Boxy but good.

    Jaguar – Sleek and smart. For men who’d like handjobs from beautiful women they hardly know.

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