More Space for Architecture features a fascinating selection of buildings and projects designed by Sheila O?Donnell and John Tuomey over a seven-year period, from 2015 to 2021.
More Space for Architecture features a fascinating selection of buildings and projects designed by Sheila O'Donnell and John Tuomey over a seven-year period, from 2015 to 2021. Unbuilt and unpublished designs act like stepping stones to trace a continuous path between a wide range of recent and realized works, which includes schools, universities, housing, artist collaborations and public buildings. Context-sensitive buildings on complex and difficult sites in Dublin, Cork and Budapest are outlined and presented in detail for the reader, from conceptual sketches through to completion. Competition-winning projects under construction include the highly public V&A East and Sadler's Wells East, both currently on site at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London; the new Academic Hub in TU Dublin's city centre campus; and the brand new extension at the School of Architecture at Liverpool University. The book also features a collection of reflective essays written by O'Donnell + Tuomey, which includes a selection of O'Donnell's characteristic watercolour studies, expanding on ideas aired in public lectures and developed in studio conversations. More Space for Architecture is a companion volume to the earlier monograph from O?Donnell + Tuomey, Space for Architecture, first published by Artifice Press in 2014 and one of the publishing houses biggest sellers.
Sheila O'Donnell and John Tuomey have worked together for more than 30 years. Theirs is a studio-based practice, committed to the craft and culture of architecture. They approach each project with a fresh and open mind. Our buildings do not look the same; each is a specific response to its brief and its physical and social context. O'Donnell + Tuomey were both professors at University College Dublin where they taught for 40 years and still regularly teach and examine in schools in the US, UK and Europe, including Harvard, Princeton, Cambridge and the AA. They have exhibited six times in the Venice Biennale, and have received over 120 awards for their buildings worldwide. In 2015, they were awarded the RIBA Royal Gold Medal given in recognition of a lifetime's work, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Brunner Prize for their contribution to the art of architecture. Previous publications from Artifice Press include Saw Swee Hock: The Realization of The London School of Economics Student Centre, published in 2015.