m.arch thesis

Hidden Life of Laneways
Architecture M-arch Thesis , 
Dublin, Ireland

Reem Al-sabah


The Hidden life of Lanes is a series of laneway interventions to create a pedestrian permeability.The work is based in Dublin and is sparked by Flora Mitchell’s Vanishing Dublin (1966), in which the painter illustrates atmospheric scenes of street life of that time.

Using Devices (Ground, Wall, Open Court, Walled garden, Arcade, Market) to allow the flaneur to drift through the city with curiosity and intuition, a decision is made to pause, to turn, to stop, to look, to seek sanctuary in the enclosed garden,undiscovered until now, to observe and engage with the transitory and vibrant city.