Born on the wrong side of a DART station, Lorcan Sirr took a while to find his way into the city, but when he did he made straight for the port and a ferry to England. He spent a period of time a Europe's most highly qualified truck driver, until a Finn called Teemu also got his PhD and a new Scania. He likes giving controversial talks, but has sometimes noted a bright red dot following him about on his forehead and wonders what that is.
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Passion Project: Northeast Georgia Earth Home
BY ANDREW HICKMAN
@ VOL 22
ON MAY 18, 2014
Andrew Hickman has developed and built a completely sustainable home for his family using solar, geo-thermal, rain-water collection, and house postion. His passion is living sustainably and he has built a home according to this passion.
Forms of Escapism
BY ROSIE LYNCH AND HOLLIE KEARNS
@ VOL 8
ON JUL 22, 2015
Rosie Lynch and Hollie Kearns, investigate forms of escapism - summer, politics, community and theatre.
Independent curators Rosie Lynch and Hollie Kearns are based at Callan Workhouse Union, Co. Kilkenny where along with curator Etaoin Holahan and others they are involved in transforming a semi-derelict wing of Callan Workhouse into a shared space for art, design, research and community facilities and activity. For the last two years they have been working with Camphill Community Callan on Nimble Spaces, an innovative housing project developing long term collaborations between artists, architects and adults with a disability, considering ‘home’ and shared living. Other recent curatorial projects further afield include Time Machine, a research event exploring temporality as part of Im/Plants residency at National Sculpture Factory, Cork and The Pattern Exchange a group show at TBG+S, Dublin.
6 Decades of Irish Landscape
BY NICOLA RYAN
@ VOL 7
ON APR 22, 2015
Nicola Ryan and Gráinne Dunne set up Studio Red Architects in 2008 after working for Gilroy McMahon and DTA Architects respectively. Shane Coyle joined the firm in 2014.
'We place utmost importance on sensitive and project-specific design. We know that strong communication and working closely with contractors and craftspeople will deliver beautiful buildings.
We understand that Architecture is about relationships – primarily the relationship between the building and its users – and also the relationship between building and its surroundings – be that rural, suburban or urban. As Architects we are instrumental in the success of those relationships.'
Personal observations of Dublin
BY GREGORY DUNN
@ VOL 10
ON DEC 02, 2015
Gregory Dunn has been working on personal photographic and film projects for a number of years documenting various aspects of Ireland with a particular interest in the unconsidered. Having successfully completed a course at Ballyfermot College of Further Education in Television Operations and Production he now works primarily in the field of documentary television.
The Music Drive
BY RYAN KENNIHAN
@ VOL 10
ON DEC 02, 2015
What is home? A comparison of music from two particular erras demonstrates a change in usage and meaning of that monoslyabic word.
Ryan Kennihan is an architect and lecturer. Originally from Chicago, he studied architecture at Cornell University and has been based in Dublin, Ireland since 2002, establishing his practice in 2007. He has taught and lectured widely and is currently a lecturer in the Thesis year at the Dublin School of Architecture at DIT.
Home is Where the Heart is
BY RIMIKO YANAI
ON APR 28, 2017
Rimiko Yanai shares gives an facinating and highly informative glimpse into life in the modular temporary housing provided for residents in Kumamoto who lost their homes to the 2016 earthquakes. Her creative inginuity of using available materials and goods in unlikely ways shows how she has transformed a temporary house, into a temporary home.