Traditional Dublin Shop Buildings Approaches to Conservation & Repair – 4 Case StudiesFor €70.00
This half-day seminar led by architect James Kelly, Conservation Grade I, explores the history, construction and use of shop buildings in Dublin in the 18th and 19th centuries through four building case studies that recently involved major conservation and repair works.
Terraced shop buildings comprise the essential building blocks of Dublin’s streets and are an intrinsic part of urban fabric across Ireland’s towns and cities. Their design, layout and construction, typically consisting of brick and masonry structures with living accommodation over ground floor shops and basements, comprise a distinctive building typology that is rarely the focus of architectural study, spatial assessment for living, or creative property investment.
These buildings also present unique design challenges, often exhibiting evidence of conversion from a former residential use, and periodic structural and decorative adaption to keep pace with fashion and changing tenancies – all of which requires careful assessment to understand and preserve authentic layers while accommodating modern-day requirements. The civic contribution that well-presented and conserved historic shop buildings make to urban amenity and economic life is a critical role in its own right.
In this webinar, comprising three 45-minute presentations, James Kelly explores the historic evolution, stylistic influences and construction of shop buildings in Dublin during the 18th and early 19th centuries. Through the use of case studies of recent building restorations overseen by Kelly & Cogan, James Kelly discusses the unique attributes, shared characteristics and conservation design challenges of four historic street buildings including 1 Capel Street, 32 Bachelors Walk and 18 Ormond Quay Upper. One lecture comprises a detailed overview of the two-year conservation of the internationally significant Thomas Read’s Cutlers of 4 Parliament Street, one of the most intact Georgian shop buildings surviving in Ireland and Britain.
Topics: Retailing history, urban planning, shop and shopfront design, material culture, brick construction and repair, historic joinery and signage, living accommodation, structural repair and intervention, servicing, conservation philosophy.
Completion of this webinar offers 3 Structured CPD Points.