trace wrote:Your best bet is to drop in to the Irish Architectural Archive http://www.iarc.ie/ (open Tues-Fri). They are very helpful. See what they have in relation to buildings you like and take it from there. Good luck!
spoil_sport wrote:Head into the UCD architecture library (seperate to the main library on outskirts of campus) There are no restrictions on access, but you won't be able to take anything out. Most of the librarians there are very nice so feel free to ask them for help.
Have you thought about famous landmark modern building?
goneill wrote:Casino Marino would be a good one. OPW probably have drawings from the1990-ish restoration. David Slattery, conservation architect may know where they are. (He is now in private practice)
A brilliant modern building which is not well known, but which is local to you in Bray, is the Goulding Summer House, Dargle Valley. It was restored by Scott Tallon Walker Architects about 5 years ago and illustrated in the Irish Architect. STW may be willing to give you copies of relevant drawings, or, as it is now a Protectected Structure, the drawings may be available at Bray TC or Wicklow Co Co
gunter wrote:If you stuck a couple of lolly-pop sticks to the sides of a shoe box you'd have the Goulding Summer House, I think Ciaran H is looking for something a bit more challenging. I like missarchi's idea of College Green
try not to pick something that will require a huge amount of time. the building i chose wasn't very complex but still took a lot of time fiddling obsessively with detail to make it just right, handpainted bricks, sash windows, complex roof geometry and fiddly things like the louvred turret and windvane. you could end up spending days and weeks making columns and reveals.
Ciaran H wrote:gunter just had a look at your post in the billy thred with regards to the exchange and i have to say that yes i am interested! if you can suggest somewhere to aquire the needed measurements i would gladly have a go at trying that!, looks quite a challange and would look very impressive if done right.