Exhibition: 25.06.2013 – 05.07.2013

Unit 10 - Transitional Strategies for Dublin and Limerick

Making a Measure by Fiona MacDonald

Unit led by Signy Svalastoga, Jonathan Cook & Nina Scholz with Rose Nag

About the show

The unit is concerned with developing and designing interventions across a range of scales and ambitions, and seek as far as possible to develop authentic proposals in socially, economically, politically and environmentally challenging contexts. Central to the philosophy of the unit are the notions of tolerance, generosity, an economy of means and time.

Unit 10 is looking for inspiration from the ordinary and every day as well as carefully designed and crafted architecture and urban spaces that have stood the test of time. Through our design processes we encourage students to develop their own individual design sensibilities in response to the given context.

Starting from a concrete situation of urbanity the unit stresses the use of a combination of research, thinking methodologies, and creative practice to propose strategic interventions that span extremes of scale, from the immediate and personal, to the collective and geographical. A common attitude and investigation into the material manifestation of the environment underpins continuity from the detailed to the large scale. Architecture, Landscape and Urbanism themselves are not seen as a shift in scalar thinking, but as overlapping and inseparable fields occupying the same territory.

We emphasize the development of intuition and process to test and develop new forms of architecture, landscape and urbanisms in practice as well as questioning the current state of play. We work with students as fellow innovators in a programme that is both visionary and hands on in seeking to propose architectural and urban futures that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable, distinctive and enjoyable.

Dublin and Limerick

This year’s programme was located in Ireland, where we collaborated with colleagues at University College Dublin and Limerick School of Architecture, and developed urban, landscape and architectural strategies and proposals for the two locations. In Limerick we will engaged in a collaboration with the School of Architecture, University of Limerick [SAUL] and Parsons School of Design, New York called ‘Vertical Limerick.’ We focused on issues of rural versus urban (economic) diversification, rural depopulation, development in areas of outstanding beauty and fragility, urban agriculture and biodiversity. We developed strategies and detailed proposals for both, addressing the disastrous boom and bust cycle, urban over-heating and a rural economy over-reliant on tourism and grant aid.


Exhibition details

P.V. Tuesday 25 June 2013, 6.30-10pm
Opening Wed 26 June - Fri 5 July 2013
Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 11am-5pm
Venue Spring House (Ground Floor)
Unit Architecture Unit 10
Course Professional Diploma in Architecture RIBA Part 2
Architecture (MA)

Images

Making a Measure by Laura Davies

Altering horizons

Making A Measure by William Le Gresley

Framing views

Regenerating the Mill Site, Palmerstown – Dublin’s Western Edge by Laura Davies

Regenerating the Mill Site, Palmerstown – Dublin’s Western Edge by Laura Davies

Out of Sight Out of mind, Palmerstown, Dublin’s Western Edge by Fiona MacDonald

Out of Sight Out of mind, Palmerstown, Dublin’s Western Edge by Fiona MacDonald

Abnormally Normal by Sally Gantlett

Public network between Royal Canal & River Liffey

Abnormally Normal by Sally Gantlett

Public network between Royal Canal & River Liffey

BIA, Irish Food and Cultivation Headquarters, the Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin by Artur Felix Da Cruz

BIA, Irish Food and Cultivation Headquarters, the Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin by Artur Felix Da Cruz

Transitional Strategies Dublin Docklands by Philip Simpson

Irish Archive, former Power station site, Dublin by Chris Heal

New Aqueous Landscapes Sandymount - Gandon, Dublin by Joanna Sharples

Pausing and Meeting, The Inhabited Sea Wall, Dublin Strand by William Le Gresley

Bridging the City to the Coast, Dublin by Yu Pin Chan

Industrial transitional Landscape, Limerick by Bradley Moore

Miles to Meters, Limerick by Megan McKeever

Proposal for inhabiting a contemporary ruin

Secular Ceremonial Landscapes, Reykjavik, Iceland by Sara Hellgren

Secular Ceremonial Landscapes, Reykjavik, Iceland by Sara Hellgren

Students

Year 5

Artur Felix Da Cruz
Laura Davies
Sally Gantlett
Chris Heal
Paschal Reilly
Philip Simpson

Year 4

Jan Balbaligo
Yu Pin Chan
Giles Hampton
William Le Gresley
Karl Lenton
Fiona MacDonald
Megan McKeever
Bradley Moore
Margorzata Ostrowska
Alexander Sarafin
Joanna Sharples

MA AID

Sara Hellgren
Livia Rossi

With particular thanks to

Digimap Ireland for giving free access to digital maps

In Dublin:
Sheilla O’Donnel and John Tuomey
Shelley MacNamara and Yvonne Farrell
Niall McCullough
Staff and Students at University College Dublin
Robert Bourke

In Limerick:
Merritt Bucholz
Peter Carroll
Staff and students at the School of Architecture, University of Limerick

In London
Elisabeth Magill
Anne Markey
Catrina Beevor
Chris Watson,
Stephen Hadley
Peter Carl
Ed Simpson
Punya Sehmi
Lovisa Lindstrom
Hattie Haseler

Consultancy
David Derby of Pryce & Myers
Neil Daffin of Max Fordham