Re: Re: The unique amongst the ubiquitous- The modern house in suburbia
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Thanks for replying..thats a good start anyway..ive also got the book 20th century architecture in Ireland which features a few houses from Robin Walker and Micheal Scott although they are typically not suituated in very “suburban” contexts, which i might try look at.
I’m interested in understanding these houses as both an architectural study and as a sociological analysis of domestic space in Irish suburbs.
I have come across a Proffessor of sociology at The National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Proffessor Mary Corcoran, who delivered the opening lecture Making sense of place in Irish suburbs, Des/IRE- Designing houses for contemporary Ireland, and would be grateful if anyone knows if there have been any publications released as a result of this conference, as this would appear a great databank of knowledge an debate to feed off.
I am currently reading Home a short History of an Idea- Witold Rybczynski and would be interested in hearing from anyone who has a particular view point on living in an Irish Suburbian Home/House- be those good or bad.
I think the topic of your dissertation is very worthy particularly in light of the extent of poor suburban development in Ireland over the last 15 years. I attended the DESIRE Conference and as far as I know they published a book about a year after the event. The event was hosted by the National Sculpture Factory so you might contact them. A book that touches the the suburban topic which I have just read is Blubberland by Elizabeth Farrelly and Australian architect/critic and is well worth reading.
I wish you the best with your dissertation.