a little taster of my design dissertation focusing on the theme of Architectural Promenade in a Sculpture Centre for Mallow

Promenade through a Sculpture Centre for Mallow design projet

A Sculpture Centre for Mallow, including private workshops and public gallery and cafe. A new public route is created in this disused former lane way.

An archive building and housing for visiting academics, situated in a Begijnhof complex in Dendermonde, Belgium

A selection of photos from a recent college study trip to Belgium

Bathhouse with bakery and tea room for Istanbul.

Second Year Architecture Trip to Istanbul

http://www.flickr.com/photos/markcorcoran/

Fishery for Ennistymon
The project brief is to incorporate a ‘process building’, in this case a fishery, adjacent to a river in the town of Ennistymon, Co. Clare, in the west of Ireland. The process includes water input and output from the river,  as well as consideration for the development of fish, cleaning/gutting and draining, packaging, smoking, and sale.
 
In order to integrate the process building delicately in to the fabric of the town, the decision was made to develop the project in a way which would allow the general public to move along and around the site. In doing so a new public route is created along the previously inaccessible bank of the river, and the addition of the new infrastructure results in new public space as well as private business.

A selection of my photographs from August 2012

paulobrienarchitects:

A massive thanks to the RIAI for posting this on our behalf.

http://www.riai.ie/news/article/new_exhibition_-_dit_bolton_street_retrofit/
Irish architecture graduates Kieran Donnellan and Paul O’ Brien have completed a public exhibition of their work for a feasibility study of DIT Bolton Street. They have been working on the study for four months and have created varying scales of intervention which exploit the full potential of the Bolton Street site and surrounds. The exhibition will continue until early May 2012.
Interventions begin on the smallest scale with a new colour and signage scheme. Part of this plan has already been implemented in the Bolton Street entrance lobby, and marks a big improvement over the previous condition. The largest scale of intervention is the highly ambitious introduction of a new ten storey library building in the existing car-park, an urban move aimed at future-proofing the site and allowing DIT the extra floor space needed to accommodate a central northside library facility.
The exhibition is on display on the stage of the main student concourse area of DIT Bolton Street alongside an accompanying exhibition to celebrate the centenary of Bolton Street. This was also prepared by Donnellan & O’Brien and features very interesting historical photographs and a display of the contemporary activities of each department of the Institute.
Constructive feedback is welcome from all parties, and will be taken on board for any work to occur during the next stage of the project. Please contact us at:

Kieran Donnellan: M 00353 85 7690797, kieran_donnellan@hotmail.com and  www.kierandonnellan.blogspot.com
Paul O’Brien: M 00353 85 1257460 paulobrien.architect@gmail.com and www.paulobrienarchitects.tumblr.com

paulobrienarchitects:

A massive thanks to the RIAI for posting this on our behalf.


http://www.riai.ie/news/article/new_exhibition_-_dit_bolton_street_retrofit/

Irish architecture graduates Kieran Donnellan and Paul O’ Brien have completed a public exhibition of their work for a feasibility study of DIT Bolton Street. They have been working on the study for four months and have created varying scales of intervention which exploit the full potential of the Bolton Street site and surrounds. The exhibition will continue until early May 2012.

Interventions begin on the smallest scale with a new colour and signage scheme. Part of this plan has already been implemented in the Bolton Street entrance lobby, and marks a big improvement over the previous condition. The largest scale of intervention is the highly ambitious introduction of a new ten storey library building in the existing car-park, an urban move aimed at future-proofing the site and allowing DIT the extra floor space needed to accommodate a central northside library facility.

The exhibition is on display on the stage of the main student concourse area of DIT Bolton Street alongside an accompanying exhibition to celebrate the centenary of Bolton Street. This was also prepared by Donnellan & O’Brien and features very interesting historical photographs and a display of the contemporary activities of each department of the Institute.

Constructive feedback is welcome from all parties, and will be taken on board for any work to occur during the next stage of the project. Please contact us at:

Kieran Donnellan: M 00353 85 7690797, kieran_donnellan@hotmail.com and  www.kierandonnellan.blogspot.com

Paul O’Brien: M 00353 85 1257460 paulobrien.architect@gmail.com and www.paulobrienarchitects.tumblr.com

(Source: paulobrienarchitecture)