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  • The Future of Venice December 9, 2018
    ‘architecture is not just something off in the distance, it is the cradle of our lives and the more it is valued, the more that architecture is supported by society, not just by architects themselves, but by every citizen.’[1] The future of Venice is uncertain; this is a result of the physical vulnerability of the […]
    Christopher Olden
  • Reporting from the South December 3, 2018
    The existing docklands, seen from across the Lee. The construction of Navigation Square marks the newest phase in the movement of Cork City centre towards the east. The second coming of Dublin’s Docklands is in full swing, The economic prosperity of the early ’90s kicked this massive urban project into existence. Initially, the IFSC acted […]
    David Weldon
  • Counterparts: A Synergy of Law and Literature November 26, 2018
    Counterparts: A Synergy of Law and Literature is a new publication, edited by Danielle McLaughlin, in aid of Peter McVerry Trust. The anthology is arranged as a series of pairings, with writing by contemporary Irish lawyer-writers paired with extracts from a legal judgment of the writers’ choosing. The writers also offer their reasons for choosing […]
    Michael K. Hayes
  • Uisce Beatha – Dublin Bay November 24, 2018
    It might be considered easy to develop a fascination with the distinct relationship that exists between the people and landscape of Dublin’s coastal edge. This is a place that offers a rich palimpsest of memory and culture that has accumulated over hundreds of years. Such a landscape offers past and present examples of social infrastructure […]
    Robert Hamilton
  • Utopia Perdue – Bofill and Les Grands Ensembles November 20, 2018
    ‘Les Grands Ensembles’ is the moniker given to the series of large-scale experimental housing projects erected around France in the mid-20th century. Built in response to a burgeoning housing crisis brought on by urban migration and an influx of immigrants after WWII, they were initially hailed as innovative manifestations of modernist ideals and aesthetics, providing […]
    Emily Jones
  • Earth, Wind & Fire: Made in Cork Contemporary November 15, 2018
    Alex Pentek, Folded Space, RHA gallery, Dublin 2018. Image credit: The Voyage Out. Earth, Wind & Fire: Made in Cork Contemporary will present the work of six internationally acclaimed artists Anne Kiely / Mary Palmer, Nuala O’Donovan, Alex Pentek, Eoin Turner, and Joseph Walsh in the Crawford Art Gallery. From ancient time-honoured processes to new […]
    Michael K. Hayes
  • Prof Christine Casey Awarded Top Prize in British Architectural History November 13, 2018
    The top prize in British architectural history, the Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion, has been awarded to Christine Casey, Professor in Architectural History, at Trinity College Dublin.   The prize for ‘outstanding contribution’ to architectural history was awarded for her monograph Making Magnificence (Yale University Press, 2017).   The medallion is the highest honour bestowed by the Society […]
    Michael K. Hayes
  • RIAI Groundbreaker Lecture Series: Odile Decq November 9, 2018
    Michael K. Hayes
  • Reclaiming Our Right To The City – The Squatters Movement November 9, 2018
    Plan, survey of a squatter’s house, Cork. Source: author’s own. The Irish Constitution states that each citizen has the right to private property: ’1° The State acknowledges that man, in virtue of his rational being, has the natural right, antecedent to positive law, to the private ownership of external goods. 2° The State accordingly guarantees […]
    Muireann Dolan
  • V&A Unveils Plans for two New Sites at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London November 3, 2018
    V&A museum at Stratford Waterfront, designed by O’Donnell + Tuomey. Image: O’Donnell + Tuomey / Ninety90. LONDON: The V&A has unveiled plans that will revolutionise how its world-leading collection of art, design and performance is accessed, explored and experienced. The V&A East project will create two interconnected sites in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – a […]
    Michael K. Hayes

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