• Dalkey House Richard Murphy Architects

    The Dalkey House featured in Saturdays Irish Times. The house has drama, light and charm in abundance. With views over the bay across to Howth, the house presents a continuous connection with the exterior. The entrance is via a bridge that crosses over the bedroom windows. There are reminders of the influence of the great italian architect Carlo Scarpa’s in the navigation of the plan.

    As in Scarpa’s masterpiece of construction in Castelvecchio, the plan in Dalkey uses a device to orientate the viewer in the space. In Castelvecchio the magnificent but diminulative state of the Cangrade on horseback is used to orientate people. In Dalkey it is the view of the sea. The entrance is over a bridge revealing the views, this is followed by a lobby that blocks the views, then into a slot that has a sky view. From there the views of the sea are presented as portraits, landscapes, and telescopic views. The house embraces the surroundings it is embedded in. More on the house is covered in this piece written by Emma Cullinan for the Irish Times.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/homes-and-property/interiors/dynamic-dalkey-house-rises-from-the-rocks-1.3929747?mode=sample&auth-failed=1&pw-origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.irishtimes.com%2Flife-and-style%2Fhomes-and-property%2Finteriors%2Fdynamic-dalkey-house-rises-from-the-rocks-1.3929747

    For more on Carlo Scarpa https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlo_Scarpa

    For more on Castelvecchio https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castelvecchio_(Verona)

    For Richard Murphys excellent book on Castelvecchio : http://www.breakfastmissionpublishing.com/

  • Farranboley Tri House

    The Urban Agency House Fro Enda Loughman was featured in today’s Irish Times. The house is proposes a model for increasing the density of the suburbs by using back gardens of existing houses. The triangular shape of the site generated the triangular plan form. The edges are carved out to create access and enhance the usable space inside. More detail can be seen on the Irish Times and Urban Agency. Irish Times

    https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/homes-and-property/a-cute-angle-film-director-uses-3-d-imaging-to-design-unusual-garden-home-1.3917124

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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

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    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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    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.