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- July 4, 2016 at 10:15 pm in reply to: Design Research Unit: the firm that branded Britain #946687
In 1953, at the request of Herbert Read, and with support from the Irish Arts Council, Thurloe Conolly set up a “Design Unit for Ireland” office in Dublin. The co-directors included Senator Edward Maguire, Dermot O’Regan of CTT and Alan Nolan of the publishers Brown and Nolan. Essentially an Irish branch of DRU (Design Research Unit), a European design consortium founded by Herbert Read, Misha Black and Milner Grey, the Dublin office survived for several years before Conolly moved to London, to work with Read in the central DRU office.
A little something that could have been – a lock staircase to the river from the James St Harbour
Damn you Lewis – was hoping it was another St. Andrews.
Kennans at an earlier time
We should promote a national paving day where we ask people to photograph incidents of this in Dublin
A 1903 report from the Evening Telegraph
Here’s another piece of Victorian frippery on Nassau Street
Plan for a clock tower for the markets… just nothing much changes… plan… drop plan… plan again…
I remember Cruises, was never in it. Lived in Limerick for a college year in 88/89.
Any recommendations on lost building for inclusion on the site…
- February 24, 2014 at 4:09 pm in reply to: college green/ o’connell street plaza and pedestrians #746701
New Cultural and Heritage Centre at Bank of Ireland, College Green
Looking for a usable picture of Todds before the fire.
I would tend to agree – relatively tasteful places – no A0 neon posters about breakfast rolls
Always liked this group of buildings – damned shame if they get demolished after purchase….
We need to encourage owner co-operatives, group of people to buy this and create their own living spaces within the buildings.
Who are we to argue – clearly this is what the men and women of 1916 wanted for us!
Platten Hall, Co. Meath
Described in a publication of 1907 as “It is an ugly building now, in spite of its rich red colouring; but in formelr days, when it was a story higher, and had a gabled roof, its appearance was doubtless more attractive. “
Some building are difficult to get pictures of – they may be in the background but not the subject