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Site Specific Series
The series reveals the personalities, processes, complexity, creativity and transformative impact that surround the act of designed space. The protagonists: the site, the architect, the historian, the user, speak directly to the camera – they speak directly to us.
Site Specific crosses the city, scales and building types, from a play park to a hidden bar on a university campus, from social housing and a place of worship to a much-loved icon of Dublin city. Taken individually, each 5-minute video has something of the condensed power of a short story.
The Site Specific Series was made with the generous support of the partners, sponsors and supporters of Open House Dublin 2020.
Love them or loathe them – a discussion on the iconic chimneys that dominate the Dublin skyline.
Architect Niall McLaughlin describes his design of an oak-lined Prayer Room for St. Theresa’s Priory, Clarendon Street.
An inspiring regeneration of apartments undertaken in the state’s largest social housing complex, originally built in 1957.
Hidden away in Trinity College, we explore a replica of a legendary Viennese watering hole.
A BMX park to beat all BMX parks, born of an innovative collaboration and a People First Design Process.
Dr Myles Campbell reveals the history of the Chapel Royal, Dublin Castle’s gothic revival masterpiece.
Frank McDonald shares his personal relationship with a quarter of the city famed for its history, culture and controversy.
A unique insight into the design philosophy behind the social housing development at Rosemount Court.
An ambitious project to create a new Dublin City Library by Pritzker Prize Laureates Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell.
Architect Niall McCullough talks us through the maze of geometric shapes and lines that make up the fabric of Dublin city.