O'Donnell + Tuomey

Selected Works

Sheila O'Donnell, John Tuomey

     9.75 × 8.5 in (24.8 × 21.6 cm)
192 pages
200 color illustrations, 50 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 12/1/2006
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781568986012

In today's Ireland, it's not only the economy that's booming. Dublin-based architects O'Donnell + Tuomey have brought a wealth of exciting buildings to the Emerald Isle for the past seventeen years. Their striking modernist works show their appreciation for Ireland's rich cultural, historic, and civic identity without falling into the trap of typical pitched roofs, gables, slate, and brick. Instead the firm chooses less conventional but more fitting materials that seem to express something not quite visible about their sites.

O'Donnell + Tuomey, the first monograph on the firm, presents fifteen of their institutional and residential projects in an arresting collection of color photography, plans, and drawings. The book, introduced by David Leatherbarrow, includes the controversial Irish Pavilion at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Ranelagh Multidenominational School, the Irish Pavilion at the 2004 Venice Biennale, and their recent Glucksman Gallery at the University College Cork, which was one of six buildings shortlisted for the 2005 Stirling Prize.

O'Donnell + Tuomey is the 17-year old Irish firm of Sheila O'Donnell and John Tuomey.

O'Donnell&Tuomey's Lewis Glucksman Gallery was one of six buildings shortlisted for the 2005 Stirling Prize.

David Leatherbarrow is Professor of Architecture and Chairman of the Graduate Group in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of numerous books). Tod Williams and Billie Tsien are practicing architects (Tod Williams Billie Tsien and Associates) and both maintain active teaching careers parallel to their practice. Tsien has taught at Parsons School of Design, SCI-ARC, Harvard, Yale, and UT Austin. Williams has taught at the Cooper Union, SCI-ARC, Harvard, Yale, and UT Austin and held the Thomas Jefferson chair at the University of Virginia in 1990.

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