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Iron In The Soul, Noel Brady Jan 2016

Iron In The Soul, Noel Brady

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This paper re-examines the iconic use of cruciform columns in the famous Barcelona Pavilion and the other ‘German’ projects of the architect Mies Van der Rohe. It extrapolates for the material itself to construct a theory about the meaning behind their design and iconography linking it to Shinkel and a coded national identify.


The New Ruins Of North Cyprus, Jim Roche Aug 2013

The New Ruins Of North Cyprus, Jim Roche

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This article is a critical commentary on the speculative physical development that occurred in North Cyprus in the period following the defeat of the Kofi Annan Plan (2004) for a political settlement for the islanders.

The rejection of the Annan V Plan by Greek Cypriot voters, and its acceptance by Turkish Cypriots, was interpreted and manipulated by certain political forces and vested interests in the TRNC as a carte blanche to ‘improve’ by development, property with Greek Cypriot title deeds. After the failed referendum the physical development of North Cyprus escalated at a gigantic rate. According to one ex-patriot: “In ...


Rhyme Or Reason:That Is The Question?, Jim Roche Aug 2012

Rhyme Or Reason:That Is The Question?, Jim Roche

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Noting that “the aesthetic should not be limited merely to the way things look” the organisers of this conference sought “in part to address the discursive limitation in architecture and related subjects by broadening the aesthetic discourse beyond questions relating to purely visual phenomena in order to include those derived from all facets of human experience”.

So where does etchics come in? Well, the introductory brochure noted that most philosophical trained aestheticians will say that “the aesthetic is everything” hinting perhaps of the necessity for a more haptic experience of architecture. It also drew on Wittgenstein’s quote that “ethics ...


2:1 The Paper Tube Project, Noel Brady Jan 2012

2:1 The Paper Tube Project, Noel Brady

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Review of applied technological solution to rapid building techniques using paper tube and analogous materials to create space enclosing geodesic systems.


Slimplexity: A Glimpse Inside The Hive Mind Of Snohetta, Noel Brady Jan 2012

Slimplexity: A Glimpse Inside The Hive Mind Of Snohetta, Noel Brady

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Simplexity is an interview with Craig Dykers cofounder of Snohetta. The firm has a unique structure in Architecture circles with a Hive Mind like structure. In addition its parallel interests in Architecture and Landscape Design has meant that both professional strands have equal parity in the firms operation.


Alternative Practice: Research In Architecture Colloquium, Noel Brady Jan 2011

Alternative Practice: Research In Architecture Colloquium, Noel Brady

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Report on Colluquim on Architectural Research held at UCD in 2011. Also reporting on formation on AIARG representing architectural researchers on the Island of Ireland as well as introducing the first AIARG Annual Conference held at DIT in January 2012.


Black To White: Small Projects, Big Impact, Noel Brady Dec 2010

Black To White: Small Projects, Big Impact, Noel Brady

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Guide to Irish award winning small architectural projects covering the years from 1994 to 2010 identifying the importance of small works and an open competition system.


The Curious Matter Of Time And Space: A Conversation Between Michael Warren And Noel J. Brady, Noel Brady Aug 2010

The Curious Matter Of Time And Space: A Conversation Between Michael Warren And Noel J. Brady, Noel Brady

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Interview between Michael Warren (Artist/Sculptor) and Noel J Brady, with specific discussion on the issue of gravity and presence.


The Thinking Hand: Book Review, Jim Roche Jan 2010

The Thinking Hand: Book Review, Jim Roche

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In this new book Juhani Pallasmaa continues his phenomenological exploration begun in ‘The Eyes of the Skin (2005)’, with the ‘Thinking Hand’ here proffered as a metaphor for his contention that all our senses, have innate imbedded crucial skills which help us perform the most basic daily tasks – and to create inspired works of art and architecture.


Loosening The Ties That Bind: Grangegorman Masterplan, Noel Brady Sep 2009

Loosening The Ties That Bind: Grangegorman Masterplan, Noel Brady

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Interview with James Mary O'Connor, Architect and Masterplanner with Moore Rubel Yudell designers of the Masterplan for DIT at Grangegroman, Dublin


Auf Der Suche Nach Einer Authentischen Architektur; Ein Gespräch Mit Glenn Murcutt Und Juhani Pallasmaa, Noel Brady Sep 2007

Auf Der Suche Nach Einer Authentischen Architektur; Ein Gespräch Mit Glenn Murcutt Und Juhani Pallasmaa, Noel Brady

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The article is a record of a conversation on architectural ethics between the author and Glenn Murcutt and Juhani Pallasmaa.


Reconciliation: The Search For An Authentic Architecture, Noel Brady Feb 2007

Reconciliation: The Search For An Authentic Architecture, Noel Brady

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Glenn Murcutt and Juhani Pallasmaa in conversation with author discussing various architectural concepts and ideas


Lost In Translation: Words And Buildings, Noel Brady May 2006

Lost In Translation: Words And Buildings, Noel Brady

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Review of book; Words & buildings - a vocabulary of modern architecture, by Adrian Forty


Villa Le Lac: Une Petite Maison, Noel Brady Jan 2006

Villa Le Lac: Une Petite Maison, Noel Brady

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An exploration of the small villa, Une Petit Maison by le Corbusier, outling the basis for its design and execution and place in its landscape.


Steven Holl: The Open Thought, Noel Brady Feb 2005

Steven Holl: The Open Thought, Noel Brady

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Review of book on the work of Steven Holl Architect.


All American: Innovation In American Architecture, Noel Brady Jul 2002

All American: Innovation In American Architecture, Noel Brady

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Review of American Architecture book by Brian Carter, Annette Lecuyer


Liss Ard, Co. Cork, Noel Brady Apr 1996

Liss Ard, Co. Cork, Noel Brady

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Description and review of art park at Liss Ard in Cork.