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Jimi Shields

in Dublin

Thirty Three Trees


TTT - (thirtythreetrees), established in 2004 by Jimi Shields + Maria Vlahos and based in Dublin City, is a multi-disciplinary design practice with a particular emphasis on landscape architecture and garden design. 

Through the example of 4 x completed works and one current project, TTT chose to explore reflecting to propose: as a creative practice we are sowing and reaping simultaneously, all of the time. TTT presented one small segment of this continuum.

TTT collaborate with Ireland’s leading architecture practices, contributing to numerous award winning projects and have exhibited widely, including the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010. Jimi and Maria have been invited to speak at schools of architecture throughout Ireland with Jimi currently undertaking a series of Landscape Theory and Practice lectures at Cork University.


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Green Spaces and Urban Acupuncture

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 22, 2015

In "Green Spaces and Urban Acupuncture" From PechaKucha Night Dublin Vol. 8, based on her previous research, Landscape Architect Esther Gerrard talks about her ideas regarding "green spaces" and "urban acupuncture" to explore how they can be utilized to view public space differently. 

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Opening Up Architectural Questions

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 22, 2015

Douglas Carson is co-founder of Carson and Crushell Architects with Rosaleen Crushell. They design landscapes, buildings, interiors and furniture and also teach and write about the built environment.

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Fenced In

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 22, 2015


Manchán Magan, writer and documentary-maker. shares his fascination with gates.

He writes occasionally for The Irish Times, reports weekly on travel for The Right Hook, and has presented dozens of documentaries on issues of world culture for TG4, RTÉ  & Travel Channel. He lives in his oak forest in a self-made hovel in the bogs of Ireland.   

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6 Decades of Irish Landscape

@ 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.'

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The Growdome Project

@ VOL 9 ON SEP 24, 2015

Niall O'Brien shares the Grow Dome Project , which aims to empower communities sustainably and socially. Dublin's first geodesic grow dome in the heart of Dublin 8 is an intensive all-year-round sustainable food production tool, an arts and music exhibition space, a community meeting and education area, and an iconic artwork in its own right – all at the same time. Our prototype is nearing completion and the plan is to build 40 domes in the next 5 years.


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NÓS workshop

@ VOL 9 ON SEP 24, 2015

Brian Barber presentis NósWorkshop, a design collective of graduate architects working out of Dublin which emerged during the recession.  Over the last few years, they have taken part in a series of exhibitions, competitions and created various installations throughout Ireland.  All of their projects thus far have not involved the conventional ‘client’ but rather stem from a collaboration with a local community to develop and construct a project.


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Beta Projects

@ VOL 9 ON SEP 24, 2015

Shane Waring has worked as architect for private ecological architecture practice Solearth, co-founded Ireland’s first and only carsharing service GoCar, and also formed part of Designing Dublin a transdisciplinary team which used various design processes including design-thinking to explore vitality in Dublin City. He currently works as an architect in Dublin City Council and recently established Dublin City Council beta – aDublin City Council live mechanism for trialling, assessing & implementing ways to improve the experience of life in the city.

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Personal observations of Dublin

@ 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.

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Landscape Design in the Dry Tropics

@ VOL 14 ON FEB 09, 2017

Hywel Jones is a local Landscape Architect based in Townsville.  He is a passionate advocate for locally responsive landscape design with a focus on maximising the use of shade trees.