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    La Biennale di Venezia

    FREESPACE was the theme and reference point for La Biennale di Venezia curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects. The Irish Pavillion exhibited with the theme of Free-Market in the Giardini. Since the opening of the event in May there have been a few publications on the exhibition including Arkitekten Denmark and Architecture Ireland. The show continues until November and is well worth a visit.

    http://free-market.ie/

    Arkitekten Magazine

    http://www.labiennale.org/en

    Architecture Ireland Biennale Special Edition


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    Tenement House

    The Tenement Museum in Dublin, designed by Shaffrey Architects was the Winner in Conservation/Restoration Category in the Irish Architecture awards 2018. The award is a testament to the vision of Dublin City Councils Heritage department. The house also won the Special Jury award in this years awards.

    The Tenement House conservation and interior is also featured in this months edition of Irish Architecture. Some extracts from the magazine are included below. http://architectureireland.ie/digital-edition-landing-page


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    Free Market IRISH PAVILION VENICE BIENNALE

    IRISH PAVILION VENICE BIENNALE

     

    Free Market will highlight the generosity, humanity and possibility in the common spaces of Ireland’s market towns. Small town market places, once the economic and social hubs of rural Ireland have undergone fundamental change and many have seen their function as places of exchange and congregation diminished.

    For this project I worked with the team to produce images of the towns of Kilrush and Bunclody. The photography took the form of documentary style images of the environs and people of the towns.

    Free Market proposes to reclaim these places of interaction and community. We propose to build upon the research of our team and others, and on the lived experience of these spaces, to re-imagine the shared urban territory of the small town market place.

    http://free-market.ie/

    http://www.riai.ie/news/article/free_market_the_irish_pavilion_exhibition_at_the_biennale_architettura

    http://www.labiennale.org/en/architecture/2018/national-participations/ireland

    https://www.rte.ie/culture/2018/0529/966840-ireland-triumphs-at-venice-a-biennale-diary/

    http://www.ucd.ie/newsandopinion/news/2018/may/26/ucdarchitectureatlabiennaledivenezia2018/

    https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/homes-and-property/six-architects-to-represent-ireland-at-venice-biennale-2018-announced-1.3269889

    http://www.floornature.com/blog/free-market-padiglione-irlandese-alla-biennale-di-venezia-20-13714/

    https://www.independent.ie/regionals/corkman/news/macroom-goes-global-courtesy-of-free-market-venetian-exhibition-36939792.html

    https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/art-and-design/get-ready-for-the-irish-biennale-as-architects-take-on-venice-1.3419475?mode=sample&auth-failed=1&pw-origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.irishtimes.com%2Fculture%2Fart-and-design%2Fget-ready-for-the-irish-biennale-as-architects-take-on-venice-1.3419475


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    Fades and Blades

    Retail design , the national flag, entrepreneurship, interior decoration, all these things make a picture. Fades and Blades 2018 .


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    • Architectural photography of heritage modernist project Dublin Ireland Berkeley Library Trinity College Dublin ABK Architects

    From Box to Anti-Box

    Berkeley Library celebrates its 50th construction Anniversary . From Box to anti-box investigates the construction and design process of this important building. Curated by Donal Hickey Architect the exhibition collects drawings from the Architectural Archive along with archival photographs and contemporary photographs. The contemporary photographs were produced by Paul Tierney Photography as part of a project researching twentieth century architecture commissioned by Dublin City Council. The photographs of the present day building augment the original construction photographs . John Donal also provides architectural images of the completed project. This images date from the late 1960’s. Of interest in this exhibition is the parallel development of Chandigarh in India by LeCorbusier and also the comparision with the adjacent Museum building by Deane and Woodword( link to Museum Building )

    The exhibition runs in the Architecture Gallery of the Irish Architectural Archive from Thursday 12 October 2017 to Friday 5 January 2018. The Architecture Gallery is open to the public from 10am to 5pm, Tuesdays to Fridays.

    More details here.

    From Box to Anti-Box: the Berkeley Library at 50


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    Architectural Photography of Passive House Portmarnack

    Passive house plus ( a really excellent magazine) recently published some images of a passive house by OA studios in Portmarnock. The Architectural Technologist and designer Des Crabbe explains the design and construction of the house in the lastest edition of Passive house Plus (issue 23). The images turned out well showing panoramic views of Lambay island and the sea. The house is constructed of clay blocks. The contractors were Pannocelt ltd. For information of green technology , passive house and good coverage of construction and the environment Passive house Plus is highly recommended.

    More details can be found in Passive house Plus

    https://www.pannoncelt.com/

    http://www.oastudios.ie/

    https://passivehouseplus.ie/


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    Tenement Museum 14 Henrietta Street Dublin

    The Tenement Museum situated on Henrietta street Dublin. The building was built in 1748 by Luke Gardiner who had acted as a developer for much of the Georgian City. After the act of union in 1801 the house became offices for the legal profession. The house became a tenement in 1883 with 17 Families, it remained a tenement until the 1970s . A more complete explanation of the project is given in this Irish Times article. The photographs of the project show the modern additions aswell as the existing condition of the building. The building images distinguish between the new interventions and the existing fabric. An interesting aspect of the pictures is that they reveal layers of occupation over time. Wireless switches and routers were used in the building to minimise the alteration of the material. The floor void was used to incorporate fire protection, heating, network services and structure. This was to minimise the disruption of the fabric.

    The project is an essay in contemporary conservation, restoration and preservation. It is a testament to grand vision of  Dublin City Councils Heritage Department.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/museum-of-dublin-tenement-life-set-for-henrietta-street-1.2194311

    www.tenementmuseum.ie/

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    The Spaces of the Imagination at the Mermaid Arts centre

    Recent art photography for Melissa O’Faherty for her exhibition ” The Spaces of the imagination”. This was a very compelling exhibition. Melissa has an interest in photography and her artwork engages in ideas of scale and space. Thematically it was interesting to photograph photography and work with the ideas that were presented by the exhibition.  This is the text from the exhibition: This is her first solo show at Mermaid Arts Centre. While Melissa is trained in the classical skills of drawing the main focus of her artistic practice is exploring and pushing the boundaries and physical materials of drawing. Her work process is both experimental and focused.

    For her upcoming show at Mermaid called “ The Spaces of the Imagination’, she exhibits visual diaries which look at the drawing thought process and also new work which imagines the environments of new planetary worlds where the scientific actuality and the artistic imagination may meet.


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    The Shortlist for the sterling prize was recently released. The list has a diversity of projects from a University campus to Hastings pier to the British Museum Conservation and Exhibitions centre. One project that I thought was interesting was the RIBA London Award 2017 and RIBA London Building of the Year 2017 Award which went to the photography studio and house for Juergen Teller by 6a architects.

    The architects describe the project as “The project expertly exploits a typically London condition. Constrained by a long and narrow industrial plot at the rougher edge of Ladbroke Grove; its only face nestles between cheap developer housing, an industrial estate and the hinterland of the Westway.”

    This poises a question, what should a house for a photographer look like. Or should a photographers house reflect their equipment, their culture , their influence.

    From the photographs shown the project seems blank out the context. The project forms two courtyards that protect the studios from the outside. Is there a metaphor of some sort in the planning. It seems that the main accommodation is like a gatehouse over the entrance to the studio. So in this model of housing? The work is placed at the figurative  and literal centre of the plan. Is this a message to the world? from Teller. Maybe! To celebrate the completion Juergen presented a self portrait in the space! The man at work!

    Recent winners of the sterling prize such as David Chipperfield could inform this view. Chipperfield won the prize in 2007 for The Museum of Modern Literature in Marbach am Neckar, Germany. His private house in Richmond for Nick Knight in 1998-2001 is an essay in cool articulation of a suburban dwelling. It masks the original form of the house build by Knights father. The impression created is distant from the flamboyant anarchy of Knights photography. The connection between what knight creates at www.showstudio.com and his house seem distant.

    One aspect of the house that appeals to me is the concession to the clients profession in the use of a “framing portal” .The portal connects elements of the architectural composition together. It also “frames” a view of the garden from the interiors. The frame acknowledges what the photographer does without making a literal translation of a camera.

    In both projects the aesthetics are quite similar; In situ concrete, plaster, block-work , a subdued palette of tones, rigid geometry. The outcomes are quite different. Tellers house, places him a “hero” with his work at the centre of the world. Nick Knights house seems more to be a refuge from which to view the world.

    The RIBA Stirling List


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    • Kavanagh Tuite Best Sustainable Building RIAI Awards Roebuck Students Housing
    • Kavanagh Tuite Best Sustainable Building RIAI Awards Roebuck Students Housing
    • Kavanagh Tuite Best Sustainable Building RIAI Awards Roebuck Students Housing
    • Kavanagh Tuite Best Sustainable Building RIAI Awards Roebuck Students Housing
    • Kavanagh Tuite Best Sustainable Building RIAI Awards Roebuck Students Housing

    Student Housing

    Student housing continues to expand as a building type in the city. In this gallery there are examples housing in Roebuck Student housing Belfield. The current gallery shows examples of the digihub student housing off Thomas street also. Designed by O’Mahony Pike and built by Bennett construction the project looks like a prototype for much of the new student accommodation in the city. New projects are being built on Dorset street ( H.J. Lyons Architects) and there are huge developments in the Blackpitts / Tenters area of the city. A welcome factor is that many of the projects are being developed on sites that lay idle for many years. The Dublin Inquirer provide this assessment of the new landscape of student housing.