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The investigations in this project 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 the physical conditions of the elements that enclose, separate and negotiate between us and the surrounding world. These elements have a duration and an intensity of experience as we pass through them or a power as they enfold. Exploring mediations at various scales, from the city to the house, and the door to the skin, further the ideas of an architecture of reconciliation (reconciling between two or more specific places). This is about finding an architecture based on the meeting place between conditions; light and dark, public and private, fast and slow, which might become more than an object building, to be a geography of mediation which meaningfully describes the spaces, structures, programmes and experiences of inhabitation.

1. Development model. 2. Concept montage showing the ‘flying huntsman’ in the Salle du Manege. (Rethinking the graving dock as a space for interaction and performance). 3. Part plan of Limerick City and the River Shannon

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Alan Hilliard Architecture Portfolio March 2014  

Selected academic and professional projects

Alan Hilliard Architecture Portfolio March 2014  

Selected academic and professional projects

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