For Your Consideration

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‘Commonspace’.

A short documentary looking at Dundanion Court, a futuristic housing scheme built in Cork in 1964.

Filmmaker Paddy Cahill writes:

Architect Neil Hegarty brings us through his first work, the award-winning housing scheme at Dundanion Court, which absorbed influences from projects by Mies van der Rohe and I M Pei in the United States to produce a model for housing that is increasingly pertinent today.

Dundanion Court

6 thoughts on “For Your Consideration

  1. johnny

    i’m here for this bravo bodger,wow amazing work Niall and Paddy,really enjoyed it,had it with a nice cup coffee on my original Saarinen Coffee Table:)

  2. george

    The best thing about this is the cars are kept away from the houses. Looks like a great place. This kind of density done at this level should have been common in urban areas for decades. Dublin doesn’t need skyscrapers it needs housing like this.

    1. johnny

      …the road trip with his smoking hot GF,its such a great story,innovative construction and financing,ahead his time,the dig at Wimpy,its great.

  3. Brother Barnabas

    that’s brilliant – herbert sims had similar idea about creating safe, community space for families but he didnt anticipate the level of car ownership that would follow, and DCC allowed them to be used for parking

  4. Junkface

    This is how a lot of modern apartments look in Berlin, since early 2000’s. Communal space in the centre, playgrounds for kids, lots of trees and wild flowers, no cars at all. They are usually kept away from the communal space altogether, parked in basement car parks. There are normally 5 floors too. Ireland’s housing crisis solutions seem to have hit a wall recently. Are they building anything smart to fight the crisis? I’m guessing no, judging by a DAFT.ie post I saw last night that looked like a prison cell for rent. Irish politicians are useless ineffective, gov’t pension collectors.

  5. Gavin

    Once again you clearly see how the housing crisis in this country has had solutions for a very long time, the problem isnt solutions its that those in power are in bed with developers and its all about lining pockets, not planning the future of this country.

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