Showing posts with label Perspective. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Perspective. Show all posts

Thursday, 18 March 2010

New in the bookshop

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.
// £4.00
// 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.
// £15.00
// 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

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Perspective May/June issue out now

The newly reopened Ulster Hall - image source

The latest edition of Perspective, the journal of the RSUA, is out now.

The main feature is a profile of the recently reopened Ulster Hall (pictured), refurbished by Consarc Design Group.

There are also case studies of the Fitzwilliam Hotel on Great Victoria Street and the Grove Wellbeing Centre on the York Road.

There are also reports on Tactility Factory (who exhibited at PLACE back in February), the recent Guerrilla Lighting event in Belfast, DSD's Streets Ahead plans (currently on display in weePLACE), and the activities of the architecture students at UU and QUB.

Perspective is available now from the PLACE Bookshop at the price of £4. Back issues are also available, priced £2 each.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Perspective March/April issue out now

The new issue of Perspective, the journal of the RSUA, is out now.

Featuring case studies on the new wing of Altnagelvin Hospital and Four Corners, a travelogue on Venice and many more features and reviews, the March/April issue is now on sale at the PLACE Bookshop for £4. Back issues also available for £2 each.