Shire plc (LON: SHP) has opened its new Dublin headquarters, located at the Miesian
Plaza on Dublin's Baggot Street, Insider Media reported on Tuesday.
Worse than the proposed Miesian
tower was the proposal to create 'Mansion House Square' in front of it.
there is nothing about the house [on Ash Tree Lane] that even remotely resembles 20th century works whether in the style of Post-Modern, Late Modern, Brutalism, Neo-Expressionism, Wrightian, The New Formalism, Miesian
, the International Style, Streamline Moderne, Art Deco, the Pueblo Style, the Spanish Colonial, to name but a few, with examples such as the Western Savings and Loan Association in Superstition, Arizona, Animal Crackers in Highland Park, Illinois, Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, or Mineries Condominium in Venice, Wurster Hall in Berkeley, Katselas House in Pittsburgh, Dulles International Airport, Greene House in Norman Oklahoma, Chicago Harold Washington Library, the Watts Towers in South Central, Barcelona National Theatre, New Town of Seaside Florida, (1201-1146)
We've respected the classic Miesian
style, but increased height and added features such a luminous ceiling that will be visible from Madison Square," he says.
Forgotten (Wood for Sale), 2011, on the other hand, though its title seems to point in the same direction, is practically elegant, with its flat roof and planar Bauhaus structure, a bow to Miesian
modernism echoed in the even geometric plan of Buckhead Shack, 2011--an appropriate design for a shack in that affluent part of Atlanta.
The cover design--a line drawing of one building selected from each tour's repertory --is modernist in an early Miesian
sort of way.
I felt like there was a really interesting opportunity to craft a space that would take advantage of the views and break down the scale of this space in a somewhat Miesian
way with a series of screens near the entryway.
The Loft Gardens takes the Miesian
tower model and subtly humanises it by manipulating its pure shape into a modulating inhabited form," says a spokesman for RIBA.
Though the esplanade itself, which SHoP designed, does not overcome the unpleasant fact that it is just beneath the FDR Drive, this new pavilion, which gleams with a reddish fire at night, manages to channel such Miesian
glass-box masterpieces as the Farnsworth House and the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin in a somewhat deconstructed idiom.
In the courtyard it reaches an almost Miesian
stillness, and in the bar or the bedrooms a vernacular familiarity, reminiscent of Lethaby's affectionate writing in his Simple Furniture essay: 'It is a fine thing to be a workman in one of the good old crafts where the hand and eye, individual judgement and experience, have not given way to wholesale production by the machine.
As I see it, an appropriate rejoinder, qua What Hath God Wrought, would be another Miesian
aphorism, "God is in the details.
There are some beautiful moments here, especially the six mixed-wood rings from the early 1980s hanging in a row along the longest wall, like Miesian
exercises in profound simplicity.