Explore Architecture Events

South Dublin County Council presents a two week programme for Explore Architecture 2012. The programme focuses on engaging people of all ages in sharing experiences and understanding of our built environment.

As part of the programme, two public lectures take place in Rua Red, Tallaght, on Wednesday evening next 28th March 2012.

PROTECTED STRUCTURES NOW AND INTO THE FUTURE TALK BY WILLIE CUMMING, SENIOR ARCHITECT, NATIONAL INVENTORY OF ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE, DEPT ARTS, HERITAGE AND THE GAELTACHT (7PM – 7.45PM)

Willie will provide an introduction to the Work of the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage-The NIAH survey of South Dublin was published in 2002.  The talk will explain why and how buildings are rated by the NIAH, illustrated by examples from the county, and introduce other work by the unit including the Inventory of Historic Gardens & Designed Landscapes.

LETTING IN LIGHT-A HISTORY OF SOUTH DUBLIN WINDOWS TALK BY  DR. NESSA ROCHE, ARCHITECTURAL ADVISOR, DEPT OF ARTS, HERITAGE AND THE GAELTACHT (8PM-9PM)

We take windows for granted but their appearance developed over hundreds of years depending on many factors such as architectural styles, the difficulty of getting enough light into houses before electrification, the technologies of glassmaking and timberwork and the availability of money.  This talk will look at the socio-historical development and importance of windows.  The architectural heritage of South Dublin is enlivened by the survival of authentic period windows and window glass. We can trace why our windows look like they do by taking a visual journey back in time to see how and why people made and used the windows they did.

All welcome but pre-booking is essential. To book please contact Rua Red on 01-4515860 or info@ruared.ie

For further information and the full programme of events, see Explore Architecture.

 

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