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Building Better Communities, published in 2009, focused on achieving sustainable communities in small towns and villages, in urban infill and town and city edge communities.
Irish Architecture, Volume 1 (2010/11) is a new publication by the RIAI that marks the achievements of Irish architecture, both at home and abroad, over a two-year period.
The book offers offers a fresh and uplifting look at contemporary Irish architecture. The 28 landmark buildings and urban designs, which are featured in-depth, range from the civic scale of the Criminal Courts of Justice and Wexford Opera House to the private realm of stunning architect-designed houses and extensions.
Many of the imaginatively realised domestic projects are the work of a new generation of Irish architects. Larger housing projects such as York Street and Timberyard demonstrate that Irish architects are amongst the best in Europe when it comes to public housing.
The increasing success of Irish architecture abroad is expressed in projects such as the multi-award winning Università Bocconi in Milan by Grafton Architects, which received the inaugural World Architecture Award, as well in an interview with the Irish Pritzer Prize winning architect Kevin Roche. The projects are placed in context through essays by some of Ireland’s leading architectural critics including Shane O’Toole, Noel Brady, Raymund Ryan and Annual Review editor Dr Sandra O’Connell.
The emergence of a new Irish architectural identity is discussed in Raymund Ryan’s expansive essay ‘Irish Brand Architecture’, concluding: “Ireland’s obsession with residential property might yet be turned to cultural advantage, infiltrating existing building stock at home while helping to construct more sustainable environments abroad”.
RIAI President, Paul Keogh, who initiated the new Annual Review, quotes in his introduction Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum in London, who praised the exceptional quality of contemporary Irish architecture. This book demonstrates, above, all that Irish architecture can proudly take its place among the best in Europe.
Irish Architecture, The RIAI Annual Review, is published by the RIAI and has been funded under the Government Policy on Architecture, 2009-2015.
Editor: Dr Sandra O’Connell. Editorial Team: Dermot Boyd, John Graby, Paul Keogh and Kathryn Meghen. Design: Origin.
Copies (€30) are available from the RIAI Bookshop as well as from select bookshops in Ireland.
For further information, please contact Kathryn Meghen, Assistant Director RIAI, T 01 6761703, E firstname.lastname@example.org; and Dr Sandra O’Connell, Editor, M 087 2791612, E email@example.com