university-college-cork

Mnemonic Landscape  Barry O'Shea

RIBA Part.02 (2013)  |  University College Cork, Ireland

- Mnemonic Landscape imagines a near future scenario whereby a reformed Italian State confiscates Vatican assets and the contents of the Vatican Secret Archives owing to corruption and questionable practices beginning with the Lateran Treaty [1929] and the wilful acceptance of ‘Mussolini’s Millions’.

The project morphology becomes situated between ground space and aerial space. Early design investigations establish new indexicalities, describing multiple layers of sectional inhabitation, charting site blast patterns from the Allies aerial raid and the flight path trajectory of the B17 Bomber and imagining an intra-textual network of geometries and intersections between.

I regret writing the first piece of Sherlock graffiti in a toilet cubicle at my college in Ireland last year while I was bored and timewasting. it clearly inspired some of my fellow students to come out of their weird tumblr shells. if only I had known back then just how terrible the whole superwholock fandom shite was gonna be. what hath I wrought

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Mnemonic Landscape  Barry O'Shea

RIBA Part.02 (2013)  |  University College Cork, Ireland

- Mnemonic Landscape imagines a near future scenario whereby a reformed Italian State confiscates Vatican assets and the contents of the Vatican Secret Archives owing to corruption and questionable practices beginning with the Lateran Treaty [1929] and the wilful acceptance of ‘Mussolini’s Millions’.

The project morphology becomes situated between ground space and aerial space. Early design investigations establish new indexicalities, describing multiple layers of sectional inhabitation, charting site blast patterns from the Allies aerial raid and the flight path trajectory of the B17 Bomber and imagining an intra-textual network of geometries and intersections between.

Irish University... or Hogwarts?

Due to my extremely nerdy nature, my first thought upon setting foot on the campus of University College Cork was that I took a wrong turn and somehow ended up at Hogwarts.

Am I right? 

The UCC campus is ridiculously beautiful with the river flowing right through it, the Gothic architecture and the vines growing everywhere. 

And our tour ends with a shot of the main entrance to campus.