A great result…


We are delighted having been named as a winner and to see the ongoing collaboration between idir architecture and Dundalk Grammar School, continue to make the transition from phase one IDEAS COMPETITION with the IAFa space for learning” competition to the process of undertaking the physical design and construction of elements proposed for what will be without doubt a fantastic touring exhibition together with the other IAF winning collaboration…we look forward to the adventure ahead and hope you look back/forward to this blog as we continue to utilise this space for all to network and work in a peer to peer method…

“I thought architecture was just about construction. I never realised it could be so creative and about different ideas”. Thomas Campbell, TY Student at Dundalk Grammar quoted as having summed up the student experience of the project. Lets look forward to the many more ideas, comments and posts by the Students as we continue on this project…

IAF Phase two selection…

Phase Two SelectionAfter receiving over 70 entries, selection for entry into Phase Two of A Space for Learning has been completed. Watch the IAF blog for the announcement of the winners…

Learning Spaces Submission for Phase One

Learning Spaces Submission for Phase One


Learning Space, Tracing Movement, Capacity, Form, Boundaries…

some earlier discussions for stop motion clips…


Not to give added media attention to jamesons, but the advertisement that they currently have in support of the Dublin International Film Festival, however their use of chairs to describe the amount of people going to this event is quite clever, and provides the following interesting visual graphic…(found on the back of the film festival guide…)

> Journey with furniture (chairs, desks, stationary, etc??)

> Skittles, Plan, PreFab, PostFab… (changes in scale, from plan to photos, etc)

> Material, Surfaces, walking on the unconventional, exploring materiality

> Book, Storage the hierarchy of storage in permanent buildings, lockers, the digital future Vs Existing condition…

> Bubbles, journey to suggestively propose areas for a learning bubble, temporary room…(could be similar to Skittles idea looking at a few different scales, used best to describe IDEAS..)

> Have fun, its about your personal understanding of the school and learning environment, looking forward to seeing the work in progress on Tuesday 09th March

yellow objects…



Some idea proposals…