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    New liverpool building by exacta2a, on Flickr

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    then the roof

    The Mann Island apartment building part of a window cleaning round
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post

    New liverpool building by exacta2a, on Flickr

    First the windows

    new liverpool building by exacta2a, on Flickr

    then the roof

    The Mann Island apartment building part of a window cleaning round
    Hi Joe

    Do please tell us they are getting ready to move those ugly black buildings somewhere else!!!!!

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    Great pics GD

    Chris....we can but hope!

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    Jack them up and float them by barge across to the dark side.
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    Great pics GD

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    liverpool scene by exacta2a, on Flickr

    The sky reflected in the Mann Island building, from George`s Dockway
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    Nice pic that GD.

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    Very good Joe.

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    Here`s a pic of Ged`s home from home. the tempory home of the Liverpool record office in Dunes Way, off Sandhills
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    Ha ha thank Joe, I was getting withdrawal symptoms but i'm back down there soon if anyone wants any pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post


    Here`s a pic of Ged`s home from home. the tempory home of the Liverpool record office in Dunes Way, off Sandhills
    Good photo that illustrates a point perfectly.
    Now that's what you call a soul-destroying building. Yes it serves a purpose but there is absolutely no architectural merit in the design/facade, it's never going to improve with age and yet these are the everyday buildings that we have to live with. when will architects re-discover that functionality doesn't have to be boring- or cost more than poor design.

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    So true Doris. Look at the Victoriana residences demolished on Edge lane - many more before them - only to be replaced with small red brick characterless lego builds, thrown up in next to no time and i've lived in one. Likewise so much splendid commercial properties bulldozed to be replaced by the likes of this. I'm just following a thread about the city's lost warehouses which in this day and age would have made fantastic apartment conversions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doris Mousdale View Post
    Good photo that illustrates a point perfectly.
    Now that's what you call a soul-destroying building. Yes it serves a purpose but there is absolutely no architectural merit in the design/facade, it's never going to improve with age and yet these are the everyday buildings that we have to live with. when will architects re-discover that functionality doesn't have to be boring- or cost more than poor design.
    The architects for Wellington Business Park were DLA from Manchester. DLA have completed many buildings with much design merit.

    Industrial/Commercial buildings of this type have been honed and refined for decades. The brief would have been very tight indeed without much room, or call for, architectural expression.

    It's a light industrial park offering cost-effective space to get business going in the area. Architecture with a capital A here just wouldn't work - in fact, would put some tenants off.

    Buildings must do a job. Sometimes part of that job is to look exceptional or even just good. Sometimes not. This building has a good BREEAM rating (is energy efficient) and no doubt performs on many other levels.

    I'm sure DLA did a good job to meet the brief - anything else and they may have been called for messing about instead of getting the job done.

    Sometimes you can't win. Other times you must lose.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    So true Doris. Look at the Victoriana residences demolished on Edge lane - many more before them - only to be replaced with small red brick characterless lego builds, thrown up in next to no time and i've lived in one. Likewise so much splendid commercial properties bulldozed to be replaced by the likes of this. I'm just following a thread about the city's lost warehouses which in this day and age would have made fantastic apartment conversions.
    Very little modern housing has an architect within a hundred miles of them. More's the pity.

    As construction prices have increased, so houses have got ever smaller to stay even vaguely affordable. The Parker Morris standards were meant to be a minimum not a guide. Now they've been dropped, they're an aspiration.

    On the plus side they're warmer and cost less to run but in the old days you'd just put a jumper on, so...

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    Aye, a D.I.Yers paradise with all these stud walls but even the party walls don't seem as thick as the old days and we could hear everything (well nearly) going on next door
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