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Final Year Project theses submitted to the University of Limerick as part of the Bachelor degree.

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  • Breathnach Hifearáin, Úna (School of Architecture, University of Limerick, 2012)
    My thesis entitled “Reclaiming | constructed Wilderness”, looks simultaneously at the notion of wilderness and of the construction and preservation of such; to create a better reality for our country through proposed ...
  • Walsh, Gerard (School of Architecture, University of Limerick, 2012)
    This thesis argues the relevance of social spaces for play and free time. Age appropriate design and the design of social infrastructure are important to architecture and urban design. At an age where they are marginalised, ...
  • O'Shea, Deborah (Shcool of Architecture, University of Limerick, 2012)
    Within our current modernized age, there is a need to reunite the collective through place, in an increasingly individualised society. This essay is an analysis of how social interaction can be created in a town through ...
  • O'Donovan, James (School of Architecture, University of Limerick, 2012)
    The objective of my thesis is to explore the various elements that make structure architecture. Through investigation into thinness, material, span, space and soundscape, I wish to create an architecture which can appeal ...
  • Doheny, Gavin (School of Architecture, University of Limerick, 2012)
    Manufacturing productive land is the basis for this thesis document. The document is split into five related sections each displaying an emphasis on manipulation of ground in a productive manner over time. O rganising ...
  • Dawson, Philip (School of Architecture, University of Limerick, 2012)
    The aim of this thesis was to explore how one can create a more em-bodied experience of a landscape. This subject is explored in an essay and architectural project. The essay examines how to create an em-bodied experience. ...
  • Corbet, Réidín (School of Architecture, University of Limerick, 2012)
    My architectural project investigates spaces of refuge. From an analysis of the organic structure of seashells, I have chosen to work with the sculpted interior of the vacant Jesuit Church in Limerick. In this space I ...
  • Collins, Seán (School of Architecture, University of Limerick, 2012)
    Ground is fascinating in that it is something that every single person in the world experiences every day of their life in some form or another. For this reason it is crucial that architects have a clear understanding ...
  • Barry, Stephen (School of Architecture, University of Limerick, 2012)
    This text will look closely at the landscape, to understand the topography, ecology, climate and composition, exploring the relationship between land and water, mudfl ats, islands and the coastal boundary. It is my goal ...
  • Allen, John (School of Architecture, University of Limerick, 2012)
    Societies in Ireland are at a turning point. The fast and furious economically driven building trade of the past 20 odd years has eventually calmed down. Now we (by ‘we’ I mean people, not just architects) can now move ...
  • Ó Bolguidhir, Piaras (School of Architecture, University of Limerick, 2012)
    The reality of climate change, today, has conferred an unprecedented importance upon nature, weather and the atmosphere. Climate change is very real, perhaps not as apocalyptic as some have predicted, but nonetheless ...
  • Murphy, Edel (School of Architecture, University of Limerick, 2012)
    An endeavour to explore the relationship between order and chaos in the making of the city as a common place; a place to inhabit and engage, this satisfying a basic human requirement. Food, embodying both elements of ...
  • Moriarty, Briain (School of Architecture, University of Limerick, 2012)
    This essay initially examines how the body experiences place, and whether through an analysis of this, a new way of adding value to spaces of supermodernity can occur. Spaces of supermodernity include airports, motorways, ...
  • Treescape 
    McLaughlin, Michael (School of Architecture, University of Limerick, 2012)
    By the beginning of the twentieth century, 1% of forested landscape was left in Ireland. It consisted of ‘native’ and ‘naturalised’ species. Since then there has been an effort to bring forest cover back. (currently at ...
  • Madden, Shóna (School of Architecture, University of Limerick, 2012)
    A boundary is a real line that marks the limit or containment of something, place or space. A boundary is not necessarily a physical entity. Shannon has both types of boundaries, physical and mental. The physical is in the ...
  • MacDonald, Ian (School of Architecture, University of Limerick, 2012)
    My thesis project is exploring the way we live today. In our Irish context the suburbs have been spreading out from the cities like a virus, each development clothed to the next as the life-line of the roads deteriorates ...
  • Kelly, Eamonn (School of Architecture, University of Limerick, 2012)
    Simplexity and the City proposes a study of individual elements, their combination as structures, and the networks of physical and virtual structures which define contemporary cities. It is a broad ranging discussion ...
  • Joyce, Aisling (School of Architecture, University of Limerick, 2012)
    In the following text I explore the unique qualities of an Irish landscape with a particular interest to me. The study of architecture has enhanced my understanding and appreciation of the meaning of place. In attempting ...
  • Hilliard, Alan (School of Architecture, University of Limerick, 2012)
    My thesis investigations are based on ideas of threshold and mediation in architecture. Movement or mediation between distinct places implies thresholds; skin, walls, doors, bridges etc. This mediating geography describes ...
  • Foley, Cornelia (School of Architecture, University of Limerick, 2012)
    My thesis investigation focuses on identifying the qualities, potential and possibilities of ‘in-between’ spaces. The purpose of this investigation is to challenge the notion of ‘non-place’ with which these types of spaces ...

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