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Monday, 16 August 2010

PLACE Update - 16th August 2010

Above: The Westlink, no doubt a topic of conversation at Wednesday's Roads & Transport Lunchbox Talk at PLACE. Photo by Patrick Duddy.

Find out more about Wednesday's lunchbox talk and upcoming Architecture Tours and Exhibitions: view our current newsletter here.

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Friday, 29 January 2010

Notebooks and Narratives: The Secret Laboratory Launch Thurs 4th Feb!


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LATE NIGHT ART LAUNCH
Thurs 4th Feb 6-9pm
All welcome!


Next Thursday, PLACE launches its new exhibition, produced in association with the University of Ulster. Notebooks and Narratives: The Secret Laboratory reveals the hidden world of the architect’s sketchbook. This selection of work by local, national and international architects from Ireland North and South shows the quality of ideas, observations, thoughts and reflections that are often concealed in a drawer in the studio, a coat pocket or in the individual imagination of the architect.

What ideas do we carry with us in our pocket? How do we use the ‘device’ of the personal sketchbook/notebook? How has its use changed with time and the digital age? Revealed now in The Secret Laboratory: a series of private reflections made public. The architects whose work is featured range from practitioners to writers, lecturers, critics and artists.

Featuring:
Grafton Architects Tom de Paor Shane O ‘Toole Peter Cody Ciaran Mackel Tarla MacGabhann Paul Clarke Nigel Murray Seamus Lennon Nigel Peake Niall O’Hare Michael Doherty Susie Carson Gerry Cahill Sheila O’Donnell & John Tuomey

The Secret Laboratory is a joint exhibition between PLACE and the University of Ulster, curated by Paul Clarke and co-designed and built by Niall O’Hare.

The exhibition continues from 5th Feb til 27th Mar 2010.

IN weePLACE
John Piekaar is a maker of fine bespoke furniture. His walnut cabinet which won 1st prize at the 2003 RDS National Crafts Competition was inspired by a piece of Japanese architecture and is on display in weePLACE.

COLLOQUIA SERIES RETURNS THIS FEBRUARY
Ciaran Mackel returns with his discussion series looking at important issues in urban design, the built environment and the practice of architecture, on the evenings of Thurs 11th and Thurs 25th February. More details coming soon!

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Tuesday, 14 July 2009

PLACE Update - July 2009

PLACE's Garden - Wed 22nd - Sat 25th July


Next week sees Fountain Street in Belfast transformed with art, guerrilla gardening, film, music, tango, BBQ and more! Check out the full event listing here - also look out for the booklets in various venues across the city. Come join us at PLACE for the special launch event on Wed 22nd July from 6pm-8pm, where we'll introduce the week's activities - all welcome; refreshments will be served!

Please note there are limited places for each event - BOOK NOW by calling (028) 9023 2524 (you can leave a message while we are closed!) or email [email protected]

If you are interested in volunteering to help us out at the events next week, get in touch in the same way!

[PLACE's Garden has been developed in association with Brown & Bri, the Landscape Institute of Northern Ireland, La Boca Restaurant and with funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.]

MAG - Raising Standards


Published last week, Raising Standards is the first report on the work of MAG (the Ministerial Advisory Group on Architecture and the Built Environment).

Download it here [PDF, 419kb]

weePLACE - Eva Maher and Henrietta Williams
The weePLACE exhibition cabinet continues to display interpretations of the built environment from all walks of life.

weePLACE004 - Eva Maher
Coinciding with PLACE's Garden, Dublin-based Eva Maher presents her 2D and 3D works based on "the arduous experience that is moving house". Launching Wed 22nd July at 6pm.

weePLACE005 - Henrietta Williams
And in August, alongside David Turner in the Main Gallery, Henrietta Williams presents On the Threshold, a collection of photographs exploring the regeneration of the land that lies alongside interfaces in Belfast.

Upcoming in August - David Turner's Cross-Section and Scale
After a six-month residency at QUB School of Architecture in 2008, fine artist David Turner has developed an exhibition exclusively for PLACE.

The pencil drawings show physical cross-sections of buildings throughout Belfast City Centre which have been deconstructed by attacks during the Troubles.

Now available in the RIBA Bookshop at PLACE
AAI Awards 2009 - New Irish Architecture 24
The latest edition in this ever-popular series is now available, with profiles, illustrations, drawings, photography and in-depth analysis of the best new Irish architecture of the past year, as selected by the Architecture Association of Ireland.
£21.50

Magazines
The July/August issue of Perspective is now available, featuring the new Derry Playhouse, plus a special feature from the PLACE staff and a report on the UU students' intervention in Belfast's Holylands £4.00

Also now available at PLACE: Architectural Review (£9, monthly) and Architectural Record (£10.95, monthly)

Discount vouchers
Until the end of August, when you spend £30 or more you will receive a £5 discount voucher for use in RIBA Bookshops (including PLACE and the RSUA in Belfast).
Terms and conditions apply.

Keep up-to-date with the latest titles in the bookshop on the PLACE Homepage and on the blog: http://placeni.blogspot.com/search/label/Bookshop

PLACE Online
PLACE Homepage
News on our upcoming exhibitions and events, plus PLACE publications and archives.
www.place.uk.net

PLACE Blog
Recently on the blog:
From YouTube, a film about Best Products Co stores designed by SITE in the 1970s - click here to check it out.

Stay in touch with us on the blog for up-to-date news and thoughts about the built environment in Northern Ireland and further afield. Comments welcome!
http://placeni.blogspot.com/

PLACE Library Blog
Our team of voluntary librarians are moving on to the classification stage of our new library at PLACE. Keep up with them on their blog!
http://placelibrary.blogspot.com/

PLACE Facebook Group
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Contact Us


PLACE will be closed from 15th - 20th July, reopening on Tuesday 21st July.

To book for any of the upcoming PLACE's Garden events, simply email us at [email protected] or call (028) 9023 2524 and leave a message.

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