The pressure is now on to build housing again, while aiming to avoid the mistakes of the last housing boom. In this context, and taking the Open House Dublin 2014 theme of Learning from Buildings as a starting point, Fumbally Exchange intend to hold an exhibition that seeks to show how lessons learned by architects and other protagonists in the built environment might inform how we think about the design of housing now and into the future.
What forces, values, constraints, opportunities, traditions, aspirations shape the kinds of houses we choose to live in? What can we learn from previous generations that might inform the quality and durability of our houses and neighbourhoods?
With a new generation of housing being debated, and about to be planned, designed and built – what can we say we have learned from these buildings? Proposals are sought from individuals or multidisciplinary teams from architecture, design, art, planning, students, postgraduates and professionals. Pieces selected on the basis of this first stage submission will be exhibited at Fumbally Exchange, 5 Dame Lane, Dublin 2 from October 16th-19th during Open House Dublin 2014.