The Marker Hotel, Grand Canal Square in Dublin, which opens next week. Archiseek describes the project as “another failed attempt to bring big-name architecture glamour to Grand Canal Square ... the finished product seems more plastic than hewn from rock”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was meant to be so much more dramatic, as if hewn from a single block of stone seven storeys high – something that would “put a champagne fi(...)