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Coastal condition as a system: designing for a dynamic landscape

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dc.contributor.advisor Bucholz, Merritt
dc.contributor.advisor Carroll, Peter
dc.contributor.advisor Ryan, Anna Joyce, Aisling 2012-08-28T11:06:48Z 2012-08-28T11:06:48Z 2012
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract 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 to convey that meaning to others it is important to create an awareness of our everchanging landscape and its effects on our coastline. Landscape for me is no longer stagnant but constantly changing and evolving - something that must be recognised in the design process. I have always had a particular interest in our seascape especially along the west coast. Having spent many years on the Aran Islands I developed a greater awareness and respect for the sea and its potential and influence. In relation to landscape and its dynamics it is fair to say that Aran is a microcosm of Ireland. As a result of this liaison I achieved competence as a swimmer and lifeguard, thus allowing me indulge further with the sea and its power. For six summers I was employed as a beach lifeguard for Galway County Council patrolling various beaches. My duties required me to be vigilant and constantly aware of the dangers of the sea. I saw at first hand the movement of tides, currents and swells and their pervasive power over the coastline. Built edges have been designed and constructed to enable us access and enjoy our seashores in a safe and healthy environment. These built edges have in turn shaped the coastal landscape in their manipulation of coastal processes through either reducing the seas erosive power at one point but amplifying it elsewhere. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher School of Architecture, University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject Irish landscape en_US
dc.subject Aran Islands en_US
dc.subject architecture en_US
dc.title Coastal condition as a system: designing for a dynamic landscape en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bachelorThesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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