Modern Dublin is a celebration of a selection of Dublin’s twentieth-century architecture told through a series of triptychs. Each one serves as an anecdote of a particular time in that building’s story.
The narrative to this story can be read in many ways. It may be legible on a facade, in a detail or how the building relates itself to its environment. What exists are the result of design decisions formed by words, drawings and finally action. What we see is a built manifestation of the aspirations, beliefs and ideals of the people that commissioned, designed and constructed them.
This series is an attempt to share the the buildings and their stories, by extracting some of the moments that define them. By placing these together we see the ambition of these buildings at all scales. Together, the individual stories provide a window into the architectural ambitions of the time and reveal a rich architectural heritage worth preserving today.