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  • Entries Open for the RIAI Architecture Awards 2019 February 17, 2019
    The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) has launched the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2019, which are celebrating thirty years this year. As Ireland’s premier architecture awards, they recognise the quality of current work by RIAI Members at home and abroad and create awareness of the contribution that architecture makes to society for […]
    Michael K. Hayes
  • AAI Critic’s Lecture: Gary A. Boyd February 17, 2019
    28.02.19 19.00 Thomas Davis Theatre, Trinity College Dublin The Hidden Architecture of Things Architecture is a fantastically intricate globalised matrix of raw and synthetic materials, labour and information flows, not to mention legislative landscapes of trade agreements and boundaries – all financed electronically, from bank to bank, super-nationally. All this, however, is absent from our […]
    Michael K. Hayes
  • Lecture: Flores & Prats February 10, 2019
    Thursday 21st of February, 7.30pm Theatre Q, Newman Building, UCD Flores & Prats are the first of three architects that will speak as part of an inaugural UCD Master of Architecture Lecture and Masterclass Series, in 2019. The lecture series is free and all are welcome to attend the lectures whether directly involved in architecture, […]
    Michael K. Hayes
  • Energy Efficiency and Ireland’s Housing Stock February 10, 2019
    Introduction With BIM and the NZEB new-build requirements in 2020 typically being the focus of the AEC industry, one area that may be slightly overlooked is the state of existing Irish housing stock, as well as the difficult demands associated with undertaking deep retrofit responsibly. CO2 emissions from the residential sector are a cause of […]
    Ian Kavanagh
  • Building Ground – The Follies of St Enda’s Park February 3, 2019
    The Hermit’s Cave – folly and ground becoming inter-meshed. Source: author’s own. I’m interested in the relationship between architecture and ground, and how a close connection between the two can instill a stronger sense of place. I chose to visit the follies of St Enda’s Park as an example that might relate to my explorations […]
    Tim O'Sullivan
  • AAI Lecture: Aristide Antonas January 26, 2019
    Time: 19.00 Date: 14.02.19 Venue: Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square Aristide Antonas’ work spans philosophy, art, literature and architecture. His art and architecture work has been featured in documenta 14, Kassel and Athens, the Istanbul biennial, Venice biennale, Sao Paulo biennale, Display Prague, the New Museum in New York. He has had solo institutional […]
    Michael K. Hayes
  • Ruined Ambition January 26, 2019
    In 1976, at the 37th international art exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, Alison and Peter Smithson’s exhibition, Sticks and Stones, included a billboard-sized poster of their most recent project, Robin Hood Gardens; a brutalist housing scheme in Poplar, East London, completed in 1972. The couple took photographs of each other sitting on a bench […]
    Conor English
  • Architecture and the Human Project January 18, 2019
    ‘Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human. Society is something that precedes the individual. Anyone who either cannot lead the common life or is so self-sufficient as not to need to, and therefore does not partake of […]
    Gráinne Smith Muldowney
  • Architecture Competition: Ireland House, Tokyo January 18, 2019
    The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, in conjunction with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland have announced an international competition to create an architectural design for a new Ireland House in Tokyo, Japan. Ireland House will be a tangible architectural expression of Ireland’s official relationship with Japan as well as the warm […]
    Michael K. Hayes
  • AAI Lecture: Peter Barber Architects January 13, 2019
    Date: 24 January 2019 Time: 19.00 Venue: Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices Phil Hamilton is co-Director of Peter Barber Architects, having worked with Peter for seventeen years. He has co-designed and built various award-winning projects considered to be exemplars of contemporary street-based housing. The practice believes that streets and squares are the […]
    Michael K. Hayes

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