Ongoing / PLACE, 7 - 9 Lower Garfield Street, Belfast, BT1 1FP
HOUSE is a tiny two-storey structure: a library, a cinema and a space to reflect. It is designed for small groups of people to meet, talk, read and learn. This piece was commissioned by PLACE, designed and made by Gerry Murphy and assembled with the help of Open House Belfast volunteers. The structure will remain in the gallery as a secondary public space. HOUSE is supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland Lottery and Irish Design 2015.
Gerry Murphy has been making furniture for over 40 years. He works as a designer, carpenter, artist, documentary photographer and amateur mathematician! His approach to sustainable design solutions and eco-friendly construction made him an obvious choice for us in commissioning this piece. He has completer many collaborative projects and installations with various people and arts organisations over the years.
An introduction to sketching the environment around you led by architect and artist Michael Doherty
5-week course, beginning Monday 19th October (price includes entry to the Ulster Folk Museum)
The aim of the course is to develop drawing skills and improve observation techniques in a creative and fun environment. Armed with his architectural quips and his 2b pencils, Michael invites you to learn how to select views, enhance your ability to sketch and increase your confidence and capability to capture the world around you by exploring mark-making, depth of field, light and shadow.
You will try a variety of basic sketching materials, making sure you are properly kitted out for your sketching trips and on the final day, we will visit the Ulster Folk Museum where you will have the opportunity to try out your new skills as well as some one on one time with Michael to iron out any personal (sketching!) issues.
Monday 19 October 6pm-8pm, PLACE
Monday 26 October 6pm-8pm, PLACE
Monday 9 November 6pm-8pm, PLACE
Monday 16 November 6pm-8pm, PLACE
Saturday 21 November 11am-3pm, Ulster Folk Museum
- A3 hard backed sketchbook with plenty of sheets for quick sketches
- Pencils (2b,4b and 6b)
- Any other mediums that you’d like to try out (Pens, ink, charcoal etc.)
To book and pay via Paypal (incl. £4.13 booking charge), click the link below, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org/ 028 9023 2524 for other payment options.
AAI EXHIBITION - Awards 2015
Official opening: 18:00-20:00, Thursday 22nd October
23rd Oct -11th Dec / PLACE, 7-9 Lower Garfield Street, Belfast
The Architectural Association of Ireland are pleased to announce the exhibition of the 2015 Annual AAI Awards in PLACE, from the 22 October to 11 November. The official launch is open to the public and will take place on Thursday 22 October from 6-8pm. The exhibition will be open from 9:30 to 5pm, Monday to Friday, from 23rd October to 11th November.
Ireland’s longest running awards programme, the AAI Awards are the only internationally peer-reviewed architecture awards in Ireland that publicly publish the critical discourse which takes place among the assessors adjudicating the awards. As a consequence the awards give the public an unprecedented insight into the critical conversations that shape the quality of our built environment and future heritage. Historically, these awards have been the first to recognise emerging talents that have gone on to become the established names of an increasingly sophisticated and internationally recognised culture of architecture in Ireland.
The intention of the AAI awards is to encourage higher standards of architecture throughout the island of Ireland, to recognise projects of any scale and type that make a contribution to Irish architectural culture, and to inform the public of emerging directions in contemporary architecture.
Since 2000, a 5-person jury comprising of an architectural critic, a foreign architect, two Irish architects and a distinguished non-architect have judged the awards. The composition of the jury ensures a balance between an international perspective and an understanding of the particular context in which Irish architects work. The exhibition of the winning projects was curated by Steven McNamara (Roji) and Darragh Breathnach (VAV) with the support of Brenda Carroll and Banbha McCann.
The 30th AAI awards jury consisted of;
Critic: Oliver Wainwright, The Guardian
Distinguished Non-architect: Amelia Stein, Photographer
Foreign Assessor: Kevin Carmody, Carmody Groarke Architects
Returning Downes Medal Winner & Irish Assessor: Alastair Hall, Hall McKnight Architects
Irish Assessor: Sarah Cremin, Cast Architecture
Blackrock Quartet – McCullough Mulvin Architects
Housing, Ballymun – FKL Architects
Merrion Cricket Pavilion – TAKA Architects
Open House, Glasthule – John McLaughlin Architects
Waterloo Lane – TAKA Architects
Alma Road – ODOS Architects
Derrinturn Camera Obscura – Garbhan Doran Architects
Court and Garden – GKMP Architects
Courtyard Extension – Eamon Peregrine Architect
Sensing Spaces – Grafton Architects
This exhibition is kindly supported by Irish Design 2015