Above: The new QUB Architecture studio at Chlorine Gardens. Image via QUB Architecture blog
The March/April edition of Perspective, the journal of the RSUA, is now on sale in the bookshop. Featured buildings are the revamped QUB Architecture studios on Chlorine Gardens and the All Saints Parish Centre in Ballymena, along with reports on recent events with Juhani Pallasmaa and Max Clendinning.
// Back issues are also available, priced at £2 each
ARD + 500 Days
ARD + 500 Days chronicles the first year-and-a-half of projects and research by Ciaran Mackel's ARD firm.
// Special offer: student price of £10.00 with a valid student card
Stone by Stone
Just in stock today:
"This fascinating book is an introduction to understanding how stone is used in buildings, how to identify the stone, nature of stone weathering, mapping stone decay, and the current advice on stone repair in buildings.
"Countless generations have used stone to create shelter, symbols and monuments, hewn from the ground, carefully selected, shaped and carved with an evolved understanding of geology, properties and characteristics, each stone representing a distinctive sense of place. However, over the last century we have lost much of that instinctive understanding of how best to use natural stone. As a result our rich masonry heritage has not been cared for as well as it deserves and local resources have been ignored in favour of imported stone.
"This book is based on the experience of academic research, practical testing and live restoration projects and is intended to disseminate good practice and lessons learnt over the last 15 years."
A few new titles from the UAHS are now in stock, including Paul Larmour's Belfast City Hall: An Architectural History (£15.00 p/back, £20.00 h/back) and Bendhu and its builders by Andrew Cowser (£18.00).
The current issue of Building Material is back in stock - no. 19 in the series looks at crossovers between art and architecture. £10.00