This is UCD: Architecture

This is UCD: Architecture



architecture isn't the cathedral and the mausoleum architecture is everything that we make and everything we interact with there's nothing that you can't change yes I first started thinking about architecture through travelling with my parents the connection between buildings and then escaped or something that was kind of embedded in me from a young age but I really loved physics I really love art architects work between the everyday and amazing I really wanted to do architecture so the open day I found it very useful because at the open day they show different levels and the different years and what you get to do and every year and you could see kind of the progression the studios were just they were great and you see all this stuff pinned up on the walls and all the big desks with models and materials all around and it's like yeah this is great like this is this is wonderful the tutors that are involved in in all the years are very often practicing architects who are working in the field I work for O'Donnell and to me architects and husband-and-wife practice John and Sheila are very established and well Little John's a professor of architecture in UCD when I arrived into the studio the first card model that I was presented it was the first concept for the Shawn case community center which was going to be my job my first job and I think as a kind of an icon or you know stamp on the community it's really succeeded and it's an identity and as it's very it's very full of life yeah if one is special mention in the a Irish the architectural Association of Ireland it won an award for Reba which is the Royal Institute of British Architects it also was nominated for the shortest for the new bed comprised on the shortest on the same year was the bird's nest I hope that I've given this community something they can be proud of at the moment I'm working on a Student Center for the London School of Economics it was a project that we won in competition it's very much brick and London and clay that brick is pulled apart so perforated in order to let let life kind of into the plan go into UCD it does have definite benefits architecture is something that we live with and we engage with we interact with it's worth trying to study architecture I think if you're interested in materials if you're interested in deeper if you're interested in society it's a very relevant and fascinating profession you


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