Showing posts with label Workshops. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Workshops. Show all posts

Monday, 24 October 2016

StreetSpace - Mapping Castle Street Workshop

 You are invited to the workshop: ‘Mapping Castle Street: an interdisciplinary workshop about the character of the street’, in PLACE on November 17-18, 2016.

Streets are scenes of conflict. They are contested public spaces where fundamentally different people can meet. Architects, planners, designers and policy makers have designed, managed and controlled the way streets are used, occupied and transited. Academics have raised awareness of the value of streets that are diverse, vibrant and inclusive, while urban policy focuses on the commercial value of city streets, and urban designers in their aesthetic and formal qualities. 

But what makes a good street? Is it the boundaries and thresholds created by buildings binding it? Is it the use of those buildings? Or is it the street’s identity, history and memory?

We will develop a series of layers of analysis including but not limited to: mapping, drawings, diagrams, photographs, interviews, archive work, soundscapes, and more.

We are not looking for a universal solution to the use, design and management of streets, but a culturally specific array of possibilities that our streets could potentially have. 

Castle Street is an ideal case study to consider, for it is in the core of the city, it connects very different areas, and above all it is loaded with meaning and potential.

We invite students, academics and professionals of architecture, planning, anthropology, sociology, history, psychology, film, media, arts and any other disciplines interested in the analysis of public space.

Join us for two days of exploration!

The workshop is free of charge.

Location: PLACE,  7-9 Lower Garfield Street. Belfast
Date: Thursday 17 and Friday 18 November 2016, 10am - 5pm

Please RSVP Agustina Martire to confirm your attendance before November 16th. [email protected]

Facebook event: Check for updates on presentations and participants.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015


5-week course with Michael Doherty at PLACE

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

Please bring
- 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 [email protected]/ 028 9023 2524 for other payment options. 

Monday, 22 June 2015

Mapping North Street - 27 - 28 August 2015

Mapping North Street is an interdisciplinary workshop, taking place in the Old Museum Building, College Square North on 27th & 28th August 2015.

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Streets are key elements of urban space; they are in essence public spaces and connect diverse areas of the city, weaving the urban fabric. Our understanding of cities has grown in complexity in the last half century. How do we analyse street space? How do we communicate this analysis? Can we use a language that different disciplines will understand? How can we use these methods to change / improve street spaces?

This workshop will explore different approaches to the analysis of streets as public spaces. We invite students, academics and professionals of architecture, planning, anthropology, sociology, history, psychology, film, media, arts and any other discipline interested in the analysis of public space.

Participants will develop a series of layers of analysis including but not limited to: mapping, drawings, diagrams, photographs, interviews, archive work, soundscapes and more.

A universal solution is not sought for the use, design and management of streets, but a culturally specific array of possibilities that our streets could potentially have. North Street is an ideal case study to consider, for it is in the core of the city, it connects very different areas, and above all it is loaded with meaning and potential.

Join two days of exploration!

The workshop is free of charge. More details will be published in August.

Please RSVP before August 20 to Dr Agustina Martire - [email protected]

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Designing for Biodiversity Workshop - Wed 17 June, 10am - 2:30pm

The RSPB are hosting a workshop to help those involved in the design and delivery of construction projects to provide for the needs of biodiversity within their work.

Designing for Biodiversity will take place on Wednesday 17th June, 10am - 2:30pm in the QUB School of Geography Room, OG/033.

The workshop will highlight working examples of how the needs of nature have been successfully incorporated into the design and delivery of projects across the UK and Ireland. Those attending will also participate in activities designed to encourage practitioners to apply what has been learned in a practical context.

This workshop is open to all, but will be of particular benefit to those involved in the design and delivery of construction projects.

Booking is essential as places are limited. For more information and to book please contact [email protected] or call 028904 91547.

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Wednesday, 3 July 2013

New film by Paul G Stewart and Emmett O'Mahony on Transport House

Following our Architecture in 3 Minutes workshop back in May, participants Paul G Stewart and Emmett O'Mahony continued their film partnership to create this contemplative piece about Transport House...

Monday, 3 June 2013

Architecture in 3 Minutes - the films

On 23 May, Dublin film-maker Paddy Cahill (Liberty Hall, Cycling with...) joined us at the Ulster Hall for a day-long workshop during which participants created a short film about Belfast trade union icon Transport House.

Here are the results...

Team 1 was made up of  David Bunting, Mirko Marcato, Lise McGreevy & Andrew Molloy.

Team 2 was Emmett O'Mahony, Paul Stewart & Sean McKeown.

All edits were done "in-camera" meaning the teams had to plan their shots very carefully to make the most of the 3 minutes allocated - and no post-production software was used.

Update 17/06/13: Emmett O'Mahony and Paul Stewart got in touch last week to say they'd developed their work further. The latest version of their film now includes narration and some stunning new footage they shot of the building.

Our thanks to Jan Carson at the Ulster Hall who made this event possible, Mervyn Smyth for a guided tour of the Belfast Exposed photography archives (a great resource for community film-makers) and of course Paddy Cahill for making the journey up from Dublin to provide his expertise on the day.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Brutalist Building Visit and Workshop

The Ulster Museum

On Saturday 16th November Aisling Shannon introduced a group of young children to one of the most controversial architectural styles of the twentieth century. She explored the basic concept and aesthetic of Brutalism through a hands-on cast- making workshop and a tour around Belfast’s most iconic Brutalist building; the Ulster Museum.

Casting in progress

Children enjoyed creating their own personalised plaster casts in the Brutalist mould and - whilst their creations were setting - they learnt more about the design of the museum with a guided tour of the building with Aisling. The event culminated in the unveiling and exhibition of the casts. Both children and parents went away with both an original piece of Brutalist art and an insight into this most challenging of styles.

The unveiled casts

Written by Rosaleen Hickey
Photography by Amberlea Neely

Saturday, 6 November 2010

The Student Design Charrette is go!

Our students have received their brief and visited the site, College Street Mews (see a map below). They're brainstorming and refining their ideas and will be drawing and modelling throughout the afternoon with pin-up at 4.45pm!

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Architecture Foundation Australia: Master Class (May-June 2011)

29 MAY- 4 JUNE 2011


The Architecture Foundation Australia is a not-for-profit organisation, the chair of which is eminent Australian architect Glenn Murcutt. The Foundation has presented the annual Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class in Australia since 2001, as well as other professional Master Classes in New Zealand and South Africa and an annual Summer School for senior architecture students. This is the first program initiated by the Foundation in Europe, using the Master Class format, a design based studio program limited to 30 participants that undertakes a project design on a site within walking distance of the event. Since its inception, participants from over 55 nations have attended the Murcutt Master Class. It is anticipated that participants from many nations will travel to attend this the first European Master Class in Ireland.

Juhani Pallasmaa is one of Finland's most distinguished architects and architectural thinkers and a close personal friend of Glenn Murcutt. He runs his own architectural practice Arkkitehtitoimisto Juhani Pallasmaa KY in Helsinki and has completed many distinguished works over his long career. His previous positions include Rector of the Institute of Industrial Arts, Helsinki; Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture; and Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Helsinki University of Technology. He has also held visiting professorships in several prestigious universities internationally. He continues as an energetic teacher and visiting professor. He has been author or editor of 24 books including the recent 'The Thinking Hand : Existential and Embodied Wisdom in Architecture' (2009), 'Encounters' (2005), 'The Architecture of Image' (2001), 'The Eyes of Skin' (1995). He is an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Richard Leplastrier is little known internationally and is almost a recluse - but an outstanding teacher and 'guru'. He is a Gold Medallist of the Australian Institute of Architects, and received the Finnish 2004 Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award for his outstanding small wooden buildings, which has also been won by Renzo Piano, Kengo Kuma, Peter Zumthor and José Cruz Ovalle. He also received the 2009 Dreyer Foundation Award in Denmark made to an architect "who has made an outstanding contribution to architectural thinking and to society", and he has recently been made a 2009 Honorary Fellow of the US AIA. He worked with Kenzo Tange in Japan and with Jørn Utzon at the time of the Sydney Opera House. He is close friend and contemporary of Glenn Murcutt.

Peter Stutchbury is in many ways a protégé of Richard, and he has been a winner of numerous Australian Institute of Architects Awards and published internationally in GA Houses, Abitare, etc.. He won the 2008 International Living Steel Competition for extreme housing in Cherepovets in Russia, published in the new book 'Houses of Steel', has held the Catedra (Chair) Luis Barragan in Mexico, was a guest tutor at this year's Ghost Studio in Nova Scotia and has recently completed a house in Japan for the famous fashion designer Issey Miyake.

Lindsay Johnston emigrated from Ireland to Australia in 1986 and became Dean and Head of the Architecture School at the University of Newcastle. Originally from Dungannon, he studied in Dundee and worked in London before returning to Ireland. He has been a member of the RIAI since 1969. He worked with Denis Anderson on Castlepark Village Kinsale and ran his own practice from 1976-86. He has been a recipient of awards in Australia, including his 'autonomous' Four Horizons house, which has been published internationally, and in Ireland, including a commendation in the 2010 RIAI Awards. He now runs the Architecture Foundation in Australia.

DETAILS - all subject to confirmation
Tuesday 24 May 2011 - lecture at the RIBA, Portland Place, London (evening)
Thursday 26 May or Friday 27 May - lecture in Dublin hosted by the Architectural Association of Ireland (evening)
Saturday 28 May - an architectural tour in Dublin.
Sunday 29 May - Master Class commences at Glencree Reconciliation Centre (coach transfer from Dublin and/or Airport about 12.00 noon)
See - Glencree is only 20 km south of Dublin in the Wicklow Mountains
Saturday 4 June - Master Class concludes (coach transfer back to Dublin and/or Airport arrive mid-afternoon)

COST - including share accommodation and all meals Sunday to Saturday, coach transfers, etc.. - EUR2600 AUS$3600
CONTACT - [email protected]


Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Lantern Workshop 21st July

Thanks once again to Janis Steadman who helped both young and old create some masterpieces for the garden. The lanterns are now all complete and ready to illuminate Belfast!

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Moving Garden 17th July

Belfast city centre flourished today as a moving garden made its way through the city ending at a secret location. Many thanks to Janis Steadman who held an insipring and colourful gardening workshop and led the procession.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

PLACE's Winter Wonderland

PLACE presents its Winter Wonderland Model-Making Family Workshops! Strictly limited places available on Saturday 5th, 12th or 19th December [5th and 12th December now fully booked] for primary school-age children to construct and bring home their self-designed Christmas Crib, Santa’s Grotto or Snow Palace. Materials will be provided.

Workshops start at 10.30am and will last approx. 2 hours - children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Please wear old clothing or bring an apron if you have one - it might get messy!

Places very limited. £4 per child (parent/guardian goes free).
Book now! Call PLACE on 028 9023 2524 or email [email protected]

£4 per child (parents/guardians go free), materials provided

PLACE Architecture and Built Environment Centre

Workshop Location
PLACE, 40 Fountain Street, Belfast BT1 5EE

Workshop Facilitator
Jane Larmour

Booking Contact
Conor at PLACE

028 9023 2524

[email protected]

Saturday 5th December, 10.30am - 1pm [SOLD OUT]
Saturday 12th December, 10.30am - 1pm [SOLD OUT]
Saturday 19th December, 10.30am - 1pm