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The makings of a mid-sized music venue

It takes several elements functioning well together to create a good live performance: the artist, the sound quality, the atmosphere in the room, and the venue itself. This article compares two popular venues; one in Dublin and one in Belfast, to emphasize the importance of considered space for a live performance.

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Working Hard/Hardly Working

Is there space for sex?

The merit of public space is usually assessed in terms of the requirements of the people who use it, and so depending on who is using the space, its merits might be judged under drastically different parameters. This article compares two spaces in relation to their function as cruising sites for queer people, predominantly gay men, within the context of queer architectural history and theory.

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Working Hard / Hardly Working

STOP! Wait. Go?

Street clutter in Dublin is a topic of ongoing discussion, with a profileration of unnecessary signage limiting accessibility, visibility, and the value of public space for all. DCC, the NTA, and other stakeholders need to cooperate and support dedicated in-house urban design departments to improve the quality of our capital’s streets.

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One Good Idea

The disappearing monoliths of Ireland’s bogs

Despite a rich cultural, economic, and architectural legacy, many of Ireland’s former peat power plants have been demolished. In an age where the re-use of existing structures is increasingly necessary to combat climate change, how can the country’s remaining industrial infrastructure be repurposed in a way that protects both our natural and built landscapes?

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Present Tense

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Dublin School of Architecture Yearbook 2020

Editors: Stephen Allen, Mark Chester, Romy Marren, Lasairíona Power.
Book
€ 0.00 EUR

An annual yearbook featuring student work from the Dublin School of Architecture, TU Dublin.

No Poverty, The Democratic Space, Antithesis to Suburbia, Zero Hunger, Good Health+Wellbeing, Quality Education, Marion Mahony Griffin: Tracing an Irish Line through her Animism, Clean Water + Sanitation, Affordable + Clean, Environmental comfort and energy efficieny in TU Dublin, Decent Work + Economic Growth, Outreach and sustainability - drivers of a new timber technology degree programme, Industry, innovation + infrastructure, reduced inequalities, Professional practice work placement, Sustainable cities + communities, Thesis from climate active architecture, Speculative Realism and the pursuit of a Subjectless, Post-Anthropocene Architecture, Responsible Consumption + Production, Climate Action, Life Below Water, Life on Land, Peace, Justices + Strong Institutions, Jeremy Till: Climate Action, Architectural Education + the Future of the Profession, Worldskills International Competition 2019, Partnerships for the Goal, Transform-EDU Project, Sustainability Education Context, Covid-19, ASA, Architectural Students Association, Research, Healthcare Facility, Primary Care Centre, FARM, Welcomed Intruders, Informality, Dorset Street, community centre, Semester two, projects, exemplars, BArch, MArch, Masterplan, Pembroke, accommodation, housing, The Bactrian Estate, Matlandsby, Malahide, office, gym, building energy analysis, construction skills, door, office desk, table, CNC machined lounge chair, Timber PassivHaus, timber, concrete, architectural technology, urban school, primary school, The value of Roughness, Unfolding Eden, Labyrinthine Village, Depth through layering, limits of necessity, designing in the dark with night vision goggles, research, Window degradation, Environment, solar panels, Clay materials, thermal mass, detailing, freehand, sectional model, mews house, revit, observe, record, communicate, unlocking the urban fabric, bio-beacon, aquaponics, Milford mill river, research facility, townscape, treescape,
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LINE 01

Editors: Caoimhe Power, Gabriella Brady, Helen McFadden, Lauren Forde.
Book
€ 0.00 EUR

An annual yearbook featuring student work from the Dublin School of Architecture, TU Dublin.

Student, TUD, Final year, projects, university, work from home, timber construction, essay, furniture, office, architectural technology, thesis
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Rural

Author: Dominic Stevens.
Book
€ 5.90 EUR

Rural is a collection of projects and essays on contemporary issues facing rural modes of inhabitations and ways to reimagine their potential future.

open to all; beginners welcome; Arts Council; Kevin Kieran Award; leisure; living; landscape; Ireland; mobile cinema; farming; husbandry; food; vernacular; architecture; mimetic house; Leitrim; hide-and-seek house; hedgerow house; fluidcity; building community; Walter Segal
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Domestic

Author: Dominic Stevens
Book
€ 5.90 EUR

Domestic is a reflection on the design of domestic spaces by architect Dominic Stevens.

process; colour; handmade; home; image; collective; acupuncture; ordinary; architecture; residential architecture; Berlin; Dublin; rooms; people; memories
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Architectural Survey 1959

Editor: Patrick M. Delany
Journal
€ 4.75 EUR

Architectural Survey was an annual review of contemporary architecture in Ireland, which ran from 1953-1972.

Office of Public Works, Reconstruction, domestic, Desmond R. O’Kelly, Gustamur-foto, Catholic Church, Curragh Camp, Kildare, Church of the Resurrection, Spangle Hill, Cork, St. Mary’s Church, Creggan Derry, Convent of the Good Shepherd, Convent, Church, chapel, cathedral, Commerce, Health, Industry, Education, Religion, Housing, Public Service, Recreation, New Liberty Hall Building, Earley Studios of Ecclesiastical Arts, The Walpamur Company, RW Hammond, P.J. Hegarty, Studio 39, Leinster Studios, Rev. Fr. Rynne CSSP, WD Fry, T.S. McCarter, Lensmen, Leslie Stuart Studios, Rex Roberts Studios, Brendan Wall, Arthur Winter, Newtownards Chronicle, Deegan Photo, Directory of Architects, Classified Buyers’ Guide, Index to advertisers
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Architectural Survey 1957

Editor: Luan P. Cuffe.
Journal
€ 4.75 EUR

Architectural Survey was an annual review of contemporary architecture in Ireland, which ran from 1953-1972.

Directory of Architects, Classified Buyers’ Guide, Index to advertisers, Commerce, Health, Industry, Education, Religion, Housing, Public Service
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Architectural Survey 1959

Editor: Patrick M. Delany
Journal
€ 4.75 EUR

Architectural Survey was an annual review of contemporary architecture in Ireland, which ran from 1953-1972.

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Architectural Survey 1957

Editor: Luan P. Cuffe
Journal
€ 4.75 EUR

Architectural Survey was an annual review of contemporary architecture in Ireland, which ran from 1953-1972.

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Architectural Survey 1955

Editor: Luan P. Cuffe.
Journal
€ 4.75 EUR

Architectural Survey was an annual review of contemporary architecture in Ireland, which ran from 1953-1972.

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Architectural Survey 1953

Editor: Luan P. Cuffe.
Journal
€ 4.75 EUR

Architectural Survey was an annual review of contemporary architecture in Ireland, which ran from 1953-1972.

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Architecture Ireland 303

Editor: Michael K. Hayes.
Journal
€ 9.50 EUR

Architecture Ireland is the journal of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. Issue #303 focuses on the theme of ‘health and wellbeing’.

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Architecture Ireland 304

Editor: Michael K. Hayes.
Journal
€ 9.50 EUR

Architecture Ireland is the journal of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. Issue #304 focuses on the theme of ‘local authority’.

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Dublin School of Architecture Yearbook 2020

Editors: Stephen Allen, Mark Chester, Romy Marren, Lasairíona Power.
Book
€ 0.00 EUR

An annual yearbook featuring student work from the Dublin School of Architecture, TU Dublin.

Read more

LINE 01

Editors: Caoimhe Power, Gabriella Brady, Helen McFadden, Lauren Forde.
Book
€ 0.00 EUR

An annual yearbook featuring student work from the Dublin School of Architecture, TU Dublin.

Read more

Rural

Author: Dominic Stevens.
Book
€ 5.90 EUR

Rural is a collection of projects and essays on contemporary issues facing rural modes of inhabitations and ways to reimagine their potential future.

Read more

Domestic

Author: Dominic Stevens
Book
€ 5.90 EUR

Domestic is a reflection on the design of domestic spaces by architect Dominic Stevens.

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Celebrating Pugin

Editor: Colum O'Riordan. Author: Roderick O'Donnell.
Book
€ 10.00 EUR

Celebrating Pugin features a selection of drawings by 19th-century architect A. W. N. Pugin, displayed as part of an exhibition in the Irish Architectural Archive marking the bicentenary of his birth. The book also includes an essay by Roderick O'Donnell providing an overview on the role of Pugin in Ireland.

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House and Home

Editor: Colum O'Riordan.
Book
€ 10.00 EUR

House and Home features over forty original architectural drawings, as well as publications, models and photographs, for residential projects in Ireland. Reflecting the chronological spread of the Irish Architectural Archive’s holdings, the works range from the mid 18th century to the late 20th.

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