Irish Housing Design 1950 – 1980: Out of the Ordinary

1st Edition

Brian Ward, Michael Pike, Gary Boyd

December 13, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 244 Pages
ISBN 9781138216426 - CAT# Y291087
Series: Ashgate Studies in Architecture

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This book examines the architectural design of housing projects in Ireland from the mid-twentieth century. This period represented a high point in the construction of the Welfare State project where the idea that architecture could and should shape and define community and social life was not yet considered problematic. Exploring a period when Ireland embraced the free market and the end of economic protectionism, the book is a series of case studies supported by critical narratives. Little known but of high quality, the schemes presented in this volume are by architects whose designs helped determine future architectural thinking in Ireland and elsewhere. Aimed at academics, students and researchers, the book is accompanied by new drawings and over 100 full colour images, with the example studies demonstrating rich architectural responses to a shifting landscape.

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