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Roaming right

Much of the Irish countryside is in private ownership, meaning rural populations without access to designated walking routes are relegated to ditches and roadsides. Legislating for responsible public access to private land could offer safety, health, and ecological benefits.

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One Good Idea

How we build now?

The construction industry's response to industrialisation and the climate crisis has been to create increasingly complex sealed building systems which are extremely resource-intensive to produce. A growing cohort of architects proposes a different way of working that embraces vernacular wisdom and the natural environment.

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One Good Idea

This is the standard: barriers in practice

In this article, Laoise McGrath discusses the barriers facing graduates of architecture in attaining professional accreditation in Ireland. Among the lucky few to have a place in a diploma course, Laoise also discusses the relevant factors at play in enabling colleagues and friends make informed choices about where they may want to live and practice in the near future.

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Present Tense

Housing, can we do it ourselves?

Possible solutions to the housing crisis are rarely considered beyond handing over the keys to a new dwelling. Repair work is generally too slow, risky, and expensive to be attractive to investment at a large scale. In looking for answers, should we make space for DIYers?

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Future Reference
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Research, Discipline, and Practice: UCD Urban Design Symposium 2023

Editors: Michael K. Hayes and Alan Mee
Journal
€ 5.95 

Proceedings of the first UCD Urban Design Symposium which took place on 31 March 2023.

Urban Design, UCD Urban Design Symposium, Irish Urban Design, Climate Adaptation in Urban Design, Housing Crisis Ireland, Economic Pressures on Development, Draft Planning and Development Bill 2022, Resilient Design Curriculum, Urban Design Accreditation, City Urbanist Role, Urban Area Plans, Historic Urban Landscapes, Sustainable Urban Development, Urban Design Theory, Urban Morphology, Urban Design Research, Interdisciplinary Urban Design, Urban Design Codes, Retrofitting Suburbs, Pedestrian Connectivity Analysis, Creative Land Use, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, Public Space Design, Community Engagement in Urban Design, Compact Growth Model, Urban Design in Practice, Master Planning, Historic Irish Towns, Urban Design Education.
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Ireland in the Year 2000: Towards a National Strategy

An Foras Forbartha
Book
€ 7.95 

This publication documents a 1983 colloquium concerned with the need for an Irish national strategic plan to provide the physical, economic, and social infrastructure required by the end of the 20th century.

Contents Rapporteur’s Report R. Mulvihill, M. Conroy An Foras Forbartha Previous Plans: Targets versus Performance G. Walker Head, Planning Division, An Foras Forbartha Ireland: A Global Perspective Leonard Wrigley University College Cork Planning & Process Ivor Kenny University College Dublin On Formulating National Goals G. Daly Milltown Institute of Philosophy and Theology Motivation: An Historian’s Point of View J. Lee University College Cork Key Sectors for Economic Growth John Bourke Allied Irish Investment Bank Limited Issues of Administration T. O Cearbhaill Former Secretary, Department of Labour The Fiscal Framework Kieran. A. Kennedy Economic and Social Research Institute Planning & Social Structure James Wickham Trinity College Dublin Elements of a National Plan: Physical Components M. Gough Irish Planning Institute Authors: R. Mulvihill, M. Conroy, G. Walker, Leonard Wrigley, Ivor Kenny, G. Daly, J. Lee, John Bourke, T. O Cearbhaill, Kieran. A. Kennedy, James Wickham, M. Gough Keywords: Report, integrated design programme, economics, development, socio-cultural, organisation, statistics, market, concept, resources, crisis, structure, The Catholic Church, Economic Advantage, Potential, Sector, EEC, chemical industry, growth simulators, public authorities, framework, politics, policy, inequality, gender inequality, division of labour
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RIAI Bulletin 59

Editor: J. Owen Lewis.
Journal
€ 4.75 

Beginning in 1972, the RIAI Bulletin was a monthly newsletter to inform Institute members of the wide range of matters with which the RIAI was involved.

Notices, standards, circular, newsletter, committee, competition, conference, course, lecture, planners, membership, RIAI, Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, AAI, Architectural Association ireland, practise notice, UCD, University College Dublin, Bolton Street, concrete, materiality, design, detail, specification,
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RIAI Bulletin 58

Editor: J. Owen Lewis.
Journal
€ 4.75 

Beginning in 1972, the RIAI Bulletin was a monthly newsletter to inform Institute members of the wide range of matters with which the RIAI was involved.

Notices, standards, circular, newsletter, committee, competition, conference, course, lecture, planners, membership, RIAI, Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, AAI, Architectural Association ireland, practise notice, UCD, University College Dublin, Bolton Street, concrete, materiality, design, detail, specification, Gold Medal, Annual Conference, Quantity Surveyor, Burke Kennedy Doyle, The Organon Factory, Nevvyphonn, Ailwee Caves, Ailwee Caves Access Building, Ballyvaughan, Andrez Wejchert, Bord na Mona, Baggot Street
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RIAI Bulletin 57

Editor: J. Owen Lewis.
Journal
€ 4.75 

Beginning in 1972, the RIAI Bulletin was a monthly newsletter to inform Institute members of the wide range of matters with which the RIAI was involved.

Notices, standards, circular, newsletter, committee, competition, conference, course, lecture, planners, membership, RIAI, Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, AAI, Architectural Association ireland, practise notice, UCD, University College Dublin, Bolton Street, concrete, materiality, design, detail, specification,
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RIAI Bulletin 56

Editor: J. Owen Lewis.
Journal
€ 4.75 

Beginning in 1972, the RIAI Bulletin was a monthly newsletter to inform Institute members of the wide range of matters with which the RIAI was involved.

Notices, standards, circular, newsletter, committee, competition, conference, course, lecture, planners, membership, RIAI, Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, AAI, Architectural Association ireland, practise notice, UCD, University College Dublin, Bolton Street, concrete, materiality, design, detail, specification,
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Research, Discipline, and Practice: UCD Urban Design Symposium 2023

Editors: Michael K. Hayes and Alan Mee
Journal
€ 5.95 

Proceedings of the first UCD Urban Design Symposium which took place on 31 March 2023.

Read more

RIAI Bulletin 59

Editor: J. Owen Lewis.
Journal
€ 4.75 

Beginning in 1972, the RIAI Bulletin was a monthly newsletter to inform Institute members of the wide range of matters with which the RIAI was involved.

Read more

RIAI Bulletin 58

Editor: J. Owen Lewis.
Journal
€ 4.75 

Beginning in 1972, the RIAI Bulletin was a monthly newsletter to inform Institute members of the wide range of matters with which the RIAI was involved.

Read more

RIAI Bulletin 57

Editor: J. Owen Lewis.
Journal
€ 4.75 

Beginning in 1972, the RIAI Bulletin was a monthly newsletter to inform Institute members of the wide range of matters with which the RIAI was involved.

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RIAI Bulletin 56

Editor: J. Owen Lewis.
Journal
€ 4.75 

Beginning in 1972, the RIAI Bulletin was a monthly newsletter to inform Institute members of the wide range of matters with which the RIAI was involved.

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RIAI Bulletin 55

Editor: J. Owen Lewis.
Journal
€ 4.75 

Beginning in 1972, the RIAI Bulletin was a monthly newsletter to inform Institute members of the wide range of matters with which the RIAI was involved.

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Ireland in the Year 2000: Towards a National Strategy

An Foras Forbartha
Book
€ 7.95 

This publication documents a 1983 colloquium concerned with the need for an Irish national strategic plan to provide the physical, economic, and social infrastructure required by the end of the 20th century.

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UCD Architecture 2008

Editor: Pierre Jolivet.
Book
€ 0.00 

An annual yearbook featuring staff and student work from the UCD School of Architecture.

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UCD Architecture 2007

Editors: Brian Ward, Pierre Jolivet, Gerry Hayden.
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An annual yearbook featuring staff and student work from the UCD School of Architecture.

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UCD Architecture 2006

Editors: Gary A. Boyd, Hugh Campbell, Pierre Jolivet, Jim Murphy, Elizabeth Shotton.
Book
€ 0.00 

An annual yearbook featuring staff and student work from the UCD School of Architecture.

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streets for living: a conference on residential road design

Editor: Eoghan Brangan.
Book
€ 7.95 

Organised by an Foras Forbartha, this paper documents the proceedings of a conference on residential road design from Jury’s Hotel in Dublin in May 1976.

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Office Location and Regional Development: Proceedings of a Conference

Authors: Dr. D. F. Moore, Michael B. Lawless, Michael J. Bannon, John Goddard, Bertil Thorngren, Jan Toby, George Yannopoulos.
Book
€ 7.95 

This publication documents a two-day conference from 1973 discussing office location and regional development. Topics include reviewing the existing pattern of office location, considering future policies, and referencing international practice.

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