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      maggie
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      Has anyone got any good references for alternative suburban developments. I’m interested in any Irish examples in particular that try to get away from the standard front and back garden, cul de sac layout. I know Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis did a project for Venice in 2004 that took on the theme of new sub-urbanism. Any suggestions of Irish or Europen Architects who have tried something similar? Thanks

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      L1
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      http://www.peripheriques-architectes.com/#
      Try the above, I really haven’t looked in much detail, think they gave a lecture at RIAI last year. Isn’t Wayne Hemmingway designing a Wimpeys housing estate (possibly not so useful) too?

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      Devin
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      @maggie wrote:

      Has anyone got any good references for alternative suburban developments. I’m interested in any Irish examples in particular that try to get away from the standard front and back garden, cul de sac layout.

      Well you shouldn&#8217]http://www.omp.ie/projects/urban_design/adamstown/index.html[/url]

      What worries me is that, outside of the bigger cities in Ireland, they are still doing the things that cities have since stopped doing; building cul de sac, car-based housing estates onto towns and villages (or in the middle of nowhere) – with maybe a few apartments added in to give an impression of housing mix – that will never make a coherent urban area.
      Like this: http://www.westburywoods.com/housed.htm (though there are probably worse examples)

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