Startha Éagsula / Alternative Histories
64 pages, colour and black and white
240 × 160 mm.
"Ranging from a few sentences to a few pages, the texts by the architects are particularly illuminating. They are informal glances at how they interpreted the drawing they were given."
– A Daily Dose of Architecture Books
First presented in London in 2019, Alternative Histories invited
85 practices in the UK and Europe to respond to archival drawings held in the collection of Drawing Matter with models of their own. For the occasion of the show’s presentation at the Irish Architectural Archive in Dublin, the curators invited nine additional Irish or Irish-based architectural practices to join the original five. This catalogue brings together the voices and processes of these 14 participants, providing an opportunity to reflect and to consider contemporary Irish architecture in contexts at once European and historical.
Featured Irish practices:
Clancy Moore Architects
David Leech Architects
Níall McLaughlin Architects
O’Donnell + Tuomey
Paul Dillon Architects
Ryan W. Kennihan Architects
Steve Larkin Architects
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