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Inclusive spaces for a permeable city

For the first time in decades, urban planners are designing for people first, before cars. Dublin’s pedestrianisation isn’t about enabling a certain lifestyle, it’s an empowering act, making an accessible city for all people. This article demonstrates how the permeability of spaces can foster social inclusion.

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Future Reference

From Letterkenny to Dundrum

Public spaces have never before been so valued. As a result of the global pandemic, activity has moved ‘out’, from private dwellings to the public realm. In Ireland, there had seemed almost a reticence to using shared space before the pandemic. However, as we found ways to re-enter society in a safe and social way, our parks, squares, and streets became our urban saviours.

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Working Hard / Hardly Working

Whose streets?

The change in perspective that the “stay home, stay safe” Covid-19 experience provided accelerated the manifestation of the urbanist ideas of the liveable city. While some could enjoy their back gardens, for others, public space presented the only opportunity to relax and socialise outdoors. Many cities and towns of Ireland had to physically transform as a reaction to the pandemic, to provide better access to the public realm allowing people to connect in a new way.

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Working Hard / Hardly Working

The road to a better public realm

A decade ago this month, Dublin City Council published its first-ever public realm strategy, yet anyone who takes a casual stroll through the city centre would surely see that the state of its footpaths and carriageways is extremely poor. What the city is missing is an inter-disciplinary design team of dedicated experts to reimagine our streets and squares. Only then will we see meaningful change.

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One Good Idea

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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’.

An architecture of health, ‘helping Ireland to help Herself’: A Therapeutic Place at Peamount Sanatorium (1912-1940), The Ethics of Healthcare Architecture, Rethinking Mental Health in Architecture, Cure, Care, and Containment, Universal Design and Wellbeing, Working Together to Design Healthier Communities, Architecture News, RIAI news, Interview with Odile Decq, Product News, Turning the page, Regarding the IAF, Summary Review of BS 8300:2018, Central Park, Blackrock, Novation of Contracts in Construction, On Inis Oírr, Book review: Project Interrupted, The San Siro, Melbourne x5, Obituary - Mary Carroll, Pamela Johnson, Nightingale Housing, RMIT Design Hub, MPavilion, KeepCup, Escher x Nendo
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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’.

An opportunity to make home, Supporting governance through research - The SAUL Intelligence Unit, About town - An interview with Orla Murphy and Miriam Delaney of Free Market, Digital public participation - Understanding perceptions of landscape in North West Ireland, The process of placemaking- An account of College Green, Dublin, Creating and using datasets on vacancy, The design of local governance - Municipal structures and the potential role of spatial thinking, Designing data - Architectural practice and building information modelling, Crafting and grafting - a model for collective architecture, Masters Field Student Accommodation, An update on construction law, Templecarrig, Dublin’s Bourgeois Homes, The beauty of the ordinary, Space of no use, Architecture in the expanded field, An architecture that speaks for itself, My writing space, front portico, Emo Court, Arthur and John Williamson, 1822, Obituary: Kevin Roche, Susan Galavan, Peter Barber Architects, Aristide Antonas, Prof. Gary Boyd, Dorte Mandrup, Arthur and John Williamson, Niall McLaughlin Architects
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Architecture Ireland 305

Editor: Michael K. Hayes.
Journal
€ 9.50 EUR

Architecture Ireland is the journal of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. Issue #305 focuses on the theme of ‘colour’.

Appropriate colours, ‘A house that is completely white looks like a cream jug’ - Le Corbusier’s colour scheme at Maison La Roche-Jeanneret (1923-25), A kaleidoscopic architecture, Close reading through colour, Urban colour gestalt and chromatic entropy, Achieving quality through smart procurement - An interview with RIAI CEO Kathryn Meghen, Rethinking the crit - A new pedagogy in architectural education, Professional indemnity insurance, RIAI Architecture Awards 2019, RIAI Silver Medal for Housing, RIAI and OPW design competition for a commemorative bridge at the Irish War Memorial Gardens, Ballyless is not Ballymore - A review of the RIAI and DHPLG National Housing Conference 2019, City as sponge - De Urbanisten, Architectural behaviorology, Venice to Cork and back - Close Encounter: Meetings with Remarkable Buildings, Mallow Union Workhouse, George Wilkinson, 1839, Atelier Bow-Wow, De Urbanisten
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Architecture Ireland 306

Editor: Michael K. Hayes.
Journal
€ 9.50 EUR

Architecture Ireland is the journal of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. Issue #307 focuses on the city of Waterford.

Patterns of space: Understanding Waterford’s urban fabric, A warehouse of ideas: The role of a school of architecture in the city, Generating urban life: Retail, culture and inhabitation, The Waterford region - How spatial thinking is shaping the country’s towns, A disruptive tradition - Waterford as a university city, Home and back again, Framework for living/thinking - On drawing as a springboard into practise, Merrion Cricket Pavilion, Ballsbridge, Policies for practise - An interview with Martin Donnelly, The workshop as a pedagogical model, What is a ‘claims made’ policy, An international context for the practise of architecture, Carlo Scarpa and Castelvecchio Revisited, Correspondence, Between nature and architecture, One matter, two minds, CoHousing Here, In her place, Complex harmonies, Creating places for people - The RIAI Town and Village toolkit, St Mary’s Parish Church, Crumlin, Richard Murphy, Martin Donnelly, Thomas O’Brien, David Leech, Sou Fujimoto, McCullough Mulvin Architects, Shaffrey Architects, McDonnell and Dixon
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Architecture Ireland 307

Editor: Michael K. Hayes.
Journal
€ 9.50 EUR

Architecture Ireland is the journal of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. Issue #307 focuses on the theme of ‘gender’.

Practising in plain sight: Celebrating the first women architects, Gender in spatial planning: From feminist urbanism to fair-shared city, Making our place: Introducing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender geographies, RIAI Women in Architecture 2019: An Interview with Sheila O’Donnell, Materialtiy and masculinity: ‘Ordinary’ men and interior design, A portrait of domesticity, Climate Change | Housing | Placemaking - RIAI Conference 2019, Architecture + Building Expo, Tabharfaimíd féin an samhradh linn - Remembering Sarah Cogan (1968-2019), Looking and reflecting: Recalling Mies van der Rohe on the fiftieth anniversary of his death, Woodlawn House, Dublin, Carson & Crushell Architects, A pair of us in it, Teaching, type and topography: An Interview with Simply Architecture, The Meditation Act 2017, Hospital visit/revisit, a e i o u: watercolours by Tom de Paor, Marion Mahony Griffin: Discuss, The relationship between a person and an architecture, Taoiseach’s Residence and State Guest House (competition), Simply Architecture, Manisha Shodhan Basu, Tom de Paor, Eileen Grey, Eleanor Butler, Florence Fulton Hobson, Máirín Hope, Kathleen Carroll, Anne (Nancy) Strahan, Mary Doyle, Maura Shaffrey, Deirdre O’Connor, Arthur Gibson
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Architecture Ireland 308

Editor: Michael K. Hayes.
Journal
€ 9.50 EUR

Architecture Ireland is the journal of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. Issue #308 focuses on the theme of ‘tenure and type’.

McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects, Scoil Uí Mhuirí, Dunleer, Platform, Temporary tenures: The emergence of purpose-built student accommodation, Working for all: Why Ireland needs cost-rental municipal housing as infrastructure, Ideals and necessities: The potential for alternative tenures to shape new housing typologies, Tenured urbanism: Addressing dysfunctional housing provision through tailored tenures, Sustainable urban housing? An analysis of the current spatial guidelines, The Homestead: The basic building block of a new type of suburbia, Architects Declare Ireland, RIAI Silver Medal for Conservation, RIAI Student Awards 2019, Interior Architecture & Design Awards 2019, Architects’ Choice Award 2019, All of these things I do know, I learned then, Detail, Public CoLab 2018: Enlivening the riverfront in Derry-Londonderry, Sustainable apartment living for Ireland: A report on Owners’ Management Companies, Foreign Correspondence, Architectural naivety, The joyful ruin, RIAI Conference 2019, Being there, John Tuomey, Andrew Clancy, Cian Deegan, Lisa Godson, Shelley McNamara, Manon Mallord, Fala Atelier, Studio Muoto, Eric Tai, Alannah O’Reilly, Clodagh Coughlan, Megan Quirey, William Fogerty, 1867
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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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Architecture Ireland 305

Editor: Michael K. Hayes.
Journal
€ 9.50 EUR

Architecture Ireland is the journal of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. Issue #305 focuses on the theme of ‘colour’.

Read more

Architecture Ireland 306

Editor: Michael K. Hayes.
Journal
€ 9.50 EUR

Architecture Ireland is the journal of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. Issue #307 focuses on the city of Waterford.

Read more

Architecture Ireland 307

Editor: Michael K. Hayes.
Journal
€ 9.50 EUR

Architecture Ireland is the journal of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. Issue #307 focuses on the theme of ‘gender’.

Read more

Architecture Ireland 308

Editor: Michael K. Hayes.
Journal
€ 9.50 EUR

Architecture Ireland is the journal of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. Issue #308 focuses on the theme of ‘tenure and type’.

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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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Free Market News

Editors: Jeffrey Bolhuis, Jo Anne Butler, Miriam Delaney, Tara Kennedy, Laurence Lord, Orla Murphy.
Book
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Free Market News is a study of market towns in Ireland, featuring a collection of essays from a broad range of experts on the past, present, and future of these small-scale settlements. The book was published as part of Free Market, the Irish Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia 2018.

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