CREDITS: 1.00 LU/HSWCourse Description
The course examines how the architecture of the Long Room Hub blends with its historic site in the center of Dublin while at the same time complying with state-of-the-art sustainability requirements. Despite its imposing bulk, the building stands as a lightweight contemporary architecture in its historic context thanks to the careful use of stone cladding. Its three-dimensional matrix generates varying-height interior volumes and modulated light levels. Course material includes an explanatory text, many photographs and technical and construction-detail drawings with accompanying legend. On completing the course, you will be able to describe how a natural material – stone – has been employed in a versatile, contemporary architecture.
Learning Objectives – after reading the article and studying the drawings, you will be able to:
- Analyze how this particular contemporary-architecture program accommodates its historic site.
- Describe how spatial distribution meets the building’s functional requirements.
- Explain the program features that ensure maximum occupant comfort and how natural daylighting has been achieved throughout the building.
- Describe the façade program and the underlying pattern given to the materials.