I'm Speechless.

While in the boom years a dramatic extension such as this example, in Crumlin
may have added value to a property, things have gone back to basics.
Photograph: David Sleator

irishtimes.com/newspaper/property/2010/0429/1224269269706.html

Novel use of a portacabin (or two) :open_mouth:

This is what happens when professional couples on the cusp of ‘familyhood’ buy 2 bed houses in traditionally working class areas and then can’t afford to move up the ladder…I’m all for modern architecture but I’m not sure that particular juxtaposition works

How in the name of fuck did they get planning for that obscenity,it actually physically hurts my head to look at it.

It doesn’t.

You will be assimilated

There’s some good advice in that article particularly from Iris Keating of Douglas Newman Good. I can’t fault her on her advice for vendors who intend to put their property on the market.

+1.

Indeed. It looks like a Borg Cube about to assimilate the house. It should not have gotten planning permission.

I’ll rehash this beauty that I’ve seen here recently :smiley:. Indeed, i always knew Richard Darbyshire was was a man beyond his time…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHt_GzOgjvA&feature=fvst

The Irish property bubble:

RESISTANCE IS FUTILE, YOU WILL BE ASSIMILATED AND YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY WILL BE USED TO SERVICE US.

How many years studying to become an Architect?
Seven?
I have approximately zero qualifications in the matter but could ruffle up something better than this.
Someone’s been watching too many naff RTE designers programmes.

and you will end up living in a box, more than likely, north facing, single aspect and with a management fee of two mortgage payments :smiling_imp:

Jesus, its truly atrocious. Black? Who has a black extension? It looks like my CPU with windows.

I’d put money on the architect being asked to design something that looks like that, rather than an architect forcing their own vision on a poor unsuspecting couple

Obviously the black cladding is the problem. If it was replaced with copper, zinc and/or western red cedar it might blend in a bit easier, but it would still look awkward and shit.

There’s a good saying for stuff like this…

Vines it is so.

If it had been concrete grey you could hide it but this is like a feckin neon sign that says “gobshites live here” :laughing:

Fixed that for ya.

Get ahead of the curve @ 525,000€

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Grand Designs has alot to answer for…

I bet they’re SciFi Fans :smiley:

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