AJ Small Projects 2013
2 May - 10 August 2013
The Architects’ Journal Small Projects exhibition is a chance to see 24 of the best new small-scale architectural gems. From ingenious houses to clever workspaces; from garden retreats to sustainable studios, the exhibition celebrates just what can be achieved on a tight budget.
AJ Small Projects, run in association with Marley Eternit, is an annual competition to discover the stand-out projects completed for £250,000 or less. All 24 shortlisted entrants have pitched their work at a live crit in front of a top-flight jury including architect Alison Brooks, creative director of Cathedral Properties Martyn Evans and the AJ editor Christine Murray.
Competitions in Architecture
4 April - 27 April 2013
Exploring the theme of architectural competitions and their contribution to quality in architecture, this exhibition highlighted a selection of winning entries from the 11th session of Europan, and built works resulting from past sessions of the competition. Europan is a biennial architecture and urbanism competition for architects under 40 held in over 17 countries in Europe. This exhibition coincided with the launch of Europan 12. See www.europan-europe.eu for details.
Curated by Jane Larmour and Patrick Wheeler with PLACE, and the kind co-operation of Europan Europe.
Galway: Atlas of an Irish City
7 March - 30 March 2013
Architecture students with Studio Tom Emerson at ETH Zurich University produced an architectural survey and design projects that explored new ways to think about the future of Galway. The student projects presented an incredible transformation for the city as they endeavoured to change perception of a place forever.
PLACE and the Architectural Association of Ireland were delighted to be able to bring this exhibition to Belfast throughout March 2013.
Pause. Pencil. Paper
14 February - 2 March 2013
Pause. Pencil. Paper. was an exhibition of sketches by participants on a Sketching Walking Tour.
The tour was led by Belfast Architect Michael Doherty and was a collaboration between PLACE and the former Ormeau Baths Gallery and the Irish Architecture Foundation.
The tour was held as part of the exhibition Of de Blacam and Meagher, originally part of the Venice Architecture Biennale.
The sketches were from participants of all ages and backgrounds including architects and students.
Michael led the tour from the Ormeau Baths to the Ulster Hall, through the Linen Quarter, finishing at St George's Market. The sketches produced along the way represent snippets of Belfast and include intricate architectural details and small but significant fragments of the built environment observed during an urban walk.