Showing posts with label AAI. Show all posts
Showing posts with label AAI. Show all posts

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

An invitation to enter the AAI Awards 2016

Invitation to Enter 31st AAI Annual Awards 2016
Darc Space, 26 North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1
Deadline: 29th of January 12 - 6pm

Monday, 15 December 2014

Registration for AAI Awards 2015 now open

Registration for the 30th Architectural Association of Ireland (AAI) Annual Awards 2015 is now open.   The deadline is 22nd January 2015.

The intention of the AAI Awards is to encourage higher standards of architecture throughout the country, to recognise projects which make a contribution to Irish architecture, and to inform the public of emerging directions in contemporary architecture.

Full details, registration forms and instructions to entrants are available at:

30th Annual AAI Awards

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

AAI site visit to the MAC - 26th November

Click the flyer to enlarge.
The AAI have arranged a site visit to the MAC in Belfast this Sat 26th November. Registration for non-AAI members is €10/£8. More info from the AAI website:

Friday, 4 March 2011

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Building Material: Call for Submissions


Theme: mapping.

Building Material, the journal of the Architectural Association of Ireland, is seeking submissions for an image-based project to appear online, in advance of the next issue on the theme of mapping.

The project seeks to explore mapping as a means of analysing and understanding the effects of our current position in the economic cycle on architecture and the built environment.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Lyric site visit upcoming in January

John Tuomey will conduct a site visit to the Lyric Theatre in Belfast on Wednesday 26th January at 1pm. RSUA members only. Queries to the RSUA.

A view of the new Lyric Theatre by O'Donnell + Tuomey. Image via

Don't forget, next Thursday 9th December, John presents his AAI Awards Lecture at the Reception Room, City Hall. He'll be discussing the Timberyard in Dublin, winner of the Downes Bronze Medal, and An Gaelaras in Derry, which won a Special Award at this year's Awards - as well as giving an update on the progress of the Lyric. You can book online here!

Saturday, 20 November 2010

BOOKING OPEN: John Tuomey Lecture - Thurs 9th December, 1pm

John Tuomey at the launch of the Gaelaras in Derry last year

AAI Awards 2010 Lecture
Having made a significant impact across Ireland and further afield, the work of Dublin-based O’Donnell and Tuomey appeared in award lists throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. They have started the new decade in a similar vein: in 2010, their Timberyard Social Housing scheme won the AAI Downes Medal, among other international awards, while their building for Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin in Derry won an AAI Special Award and was shortlisted for the Civic & Community World Building of the Year.

In this lunchtime lecture, John Tuomey discusses the firm’s work on these two projects, the differing contexts and approaches taken, and the completed works in situ.

Venue: Reception Room, City Hall, Belfast

Cost: £5.00*

How do I book?
Complete our online booking form: click here.
Don't want to book online? Call or email us: 028 9023 2524 / [email protected]
* Please note: payment in advance or by invoice is required - we cannot accept payment on the door

Updated 26/11/2010
Venue: Reception Room, City Hall, Belfast

Friday, 19 November 2010

New titles in the bookshop

AAI Awards 2010 - New Irish Architecture is back in stock for £21.50

And we also have the 2nd edition of Key Buildings of the 20th Century: Plans, Sections and Elevations by Richard Weston for £29.00

Drop in and pick up something special for Christmas!

Monday, 18 October 2010

My PLACE: Paddy Cahill

A still from Paddy Cahill's film about Liberty Hall in Dublin
In this series, we ask practitioners, experts and enthusiasts for their take on the built environment - where are we now, how did we get here, and where are going?

This week we spoke to Paddy Cahill, Committee Member of AAI and film maker

Q. Paddy, we've recently discovered you make films. What buildings or places inspire you and your work and why?

Lots of different buildings inspire me but recently the one I got most involved in was Liberty Hall in Dublin, during and after I made a documentary about it.

My interest as a filmmaker is in the communication between architecture and the public. Many of the concepts, ideas and details that go into buildings often get lost or don’t get communicated to the public when the building is finished. All too often the people have a gut reaction to new buildings, to distrust and dislike them. Very often though their opinions can be swayed with a little background to the ideas or thoughts behind the design and purpose of the building.

Television and video are great ways to communicate these ideas in a direct and simple way. More often than not the construction of, or the history and background to buildings have great back-stories full of challenges, which is a great for storytelling in tv or video.

In the past there have not been as many opportunities for the public to engage with architecture in the way they would with other arts. This is changing with thanks to organisations like PLACE and the IAF and I think film and television can play a role in this new public appreciation for architecture too.


Related: To see Paddy’s documentary on Liberty Hall, visit his website