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Architecture of Ireland

Posted by on November 21, 2016 – 05:40 pm

Architecture of Ireland

Art and Architecture of Ireland is an authoritative and fully illustrated account of the art and architecture of Ireland from the early Middle Ages to the end of the 20th century. The e-version of Art and Architecture of Ireland is now available for free on jstor.org for public libraries and universities on the island of Ireland. The volumes explore all aspects of Irish art and architecture – from high crosses to installation art, from Georgian houses to illuminated manuscripts, from watercolours and sculptures to photography, oil paintings, video…

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Festival in London

Posted by on November 7, 2016 – 04:45 pm

Festival in London

The V&A houses one of the world s greatest collections of decorative arts, in such varied fields as ceramics, sculpture, portrait miniatures and photography. Among the highlights are the British Galleries 1500-1900, which are arranged chronologically to trace the history of British design from the reign of Henry V to that of Queen Victoria. The major names of each era are highlighted, from Chippendale to Morris, Adam to Mackintosh, and alongside the displays of furniture, textiles, dress, ceramics, glass, jewellery, prints, paintings and…

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Heritage Ireland

Posted by on October 16, 2016 – 07:55 pm

Heritage Ireland

The Heritage Card provides for free admission to all fee-paying State managed OPW Heritage Sites located throughout the country for one year from the date of first use (with the exception of Muckross Traditional Farms, Killarney). At certain locations, parking facilities and ancillary services are provided by other bodies or agencies. There may be a charge for the use of such services. Any such charges are separate to and are not covered by the Heritage Card. The cards cost as follows: Adult €25.00. Senior €20.00 (60 years and over). Student/Child…

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AAI Ireland

Posted by on October 2, 2016 – 06:25 pm

AAI Ireland

On the occasion of the 500-year anniversary of the first publication of Thomas More’s work ‘Utopia’, the theme for this year’s AAI 2nd Year week long architectural competition is ‘Utopia’. ‘Utopia is never realized and yet it is indispensable to stimulate change’. Henri Lefebvre (1991). The challenge is to chose any Utopian City Plan and analyse the social and design possibilities inherent in its underlying values. As More’s Utopia is structured as “Book I” and its contrast in “Book II”, the Task is to prepare a twin collage, or diptych, that represent…

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Residential Architects in London

Posted by on August 31, 2016 – 02:37 pm

Residential Architects in London

2001–2005 Location: London, GB Client: Private Client Project Status: Built This family house stands amongst dense residential streets in a busy part of West London. The constricted plot is shaped like a horse’s head, surrounded and overlooked by three taller buildings, and can only be reached by a carriage way through the facade of an adjacent Victorian terrace. The paradox of making a new building on a site of almost insuperable difficulty can only be explained by the will of the clients, and their determination to make a new home in this particular…

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Park Hill, Sheffield

Posted by on July 26, 2015 – 12:34 pm

Park Hill, Sheffield

Illustration by Matt Kenyon Thanks to its intrinsic time lag – the fact that a building commissioned in one era will come to be finished in another – architecture is the best place to see a curious nostalgia for the very recent past. Here you can observe a strange collective desire to pretend it s still 2007, and we aren t going through a crisis that challenges our economy of finance and property to the core. You can experience this in, gawky sheds aiming at the Bilbao effect in two of Britain s most impoverished cities; and perhaps most pointedly…

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Architectural Association of Ireland

Posted by on January 10, 2016 – 12:03 pm

Architectural Association of Ireland

Membership of the AAI is free and open to any member of the public. Members typically pay an entry fee to AAI lectures and Site Visits. The standard entry fee is €5, with the option of purchasing an official CPD receipt for an additional €5. New members can join the AAI in person at any AAI event. Members of the AAI receive regular newsletters and notices of upcoming events. You can subscribe to the AAI newsletter here. Members may also purchase annual passes, via the PayPal link below. The AAI annual pass entitles members to entry to all AAI events…

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History of Architecture Timeline

Posted by on July 20, 2016 – 03:22 pm

History of Architecture Timeline

Prehistoric architecture includes monumental structures such as Stonehenge, cliff dwellings in the Americas, and thatch and mud structures lost to time. 3, 050 BC to 900 BC Ancient Egypt In ancient Egypt, powerful rulers constructed monumental pyramids, temples, and shrines. Far from primitive, enormous structures such as the Pyramids of Giza were feats of engineering capable of reaching great heights. 850 BC to 476 AD Classical From the rise of ancient Greece until the fall of the Roman empire, great buildings were constructed according to precise…

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