Anthro

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What_If_Dublin, 2019

What_if_Dublin started as an anonymous  Twitter-based web platform inviting the public to participate in a debate on the built environment and the quality of public space in Dublin City. 

We founded this project with a small collective of young architects, designers and urban researchers as an initiative to encourage people to engage with the future of the city.

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Collaboration with Community

Our work has lead to several collaborations with other community activists and has now developed into an active web platform and a weekly feature in Totally Dublin Magazine. We also formed part of the advisory committee in Dublin’s bid to be European Capital of Culture 2020.

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Virtual Overlaid on Reality

The featured images show one of our projects in collaboration with the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF), in which we participated in the St. Patrick’s Festival, constructing a series of installations around the city to super-impose our digital proposals onto their physical counterparts. 

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architectural design london essex What_If_Dublin anthro architecture ltd

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Rethinking Public Space

Five installations were strategically placed throughout the city centre. Passers-by engaged with the steel benches, triggering their imagination and encouraging a rethinking of the possibilities of public spaces. 

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Linking Reality with the Imagined

These mild steel benches were constructed using layers of 6mm steel. Images were printed on transparency and positioned between layers of 10mm acrylic,  juxtapositioning the reality with the imagined.

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architectural design london essex What_If_Dublin anthro architecture ltd

Anthro Architecture

Credits

Client: Irish Design

Location: Dublin

Status: Completed 2019

Collaborators:

Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF)

Darragh Breathnach (www.dua.ie

Orianna Kraemer

Banbha McCann (www.banbhamccann.com)

Photography: Ste Murray (www.ste.ie)