BArch, MA, PhD, MRIAI, RIBA
is an architect and theoretician who spent a considerable time in practice
spanning 1969 to 1982, which also saw periods in academia, acquiring an MA under
Prof. Joseph Rykwert at the University of Essex, and spending a research year in
Rome. In that period he was involved in conservation and leisure architecture as
well as teaching at his old school of architecture in Dublin, and practising on
his own account after 1978.
In 1982 he returned to academia full-time, first by teaching in Arabia for four years and travelling in Europe.
He completed his doctoral thesis on Guarini in 1991 at Cambridge under Dr. Dalibor Vesely, and has conducted an international career of teaching and research in architecture and the humanities until the present.
He was B.Arch. Course Leader at the University of Botswana, in Gaborone between 2004 and 2007 and is now engaged in editing his doctorate for publication.
Scholarly books and monographs:
Guarino Guarini, Master of Baroque Architecture. This should appear in the New Year, 2008, from Four Courts Press, Dublin.
Baroque 'Grand Form' and the Mathematical Lexicons (1668‑1690) of Girolamo Vitale C.R.; Or, Whatever Happened to the Quadrivium?, under review by Italian publisher.
Geometry and Light in the Architecture of Guarino Guarini (June 1991), British Library, London; Microfilm, Call No. DO62229.
Chapter in books:
'From Blondel to Blondel; on the Decline of the Vitruvian Treatise' for a collection of essays on the architectural treatise, Paper Palaces, the Rise of the Architectural Treatise, edited by Vaughan Hart with Richard Hicks, (Yale University Press, New Haven and London; 1998). Pp. 338-357. 8,000 words, illustrated.
'Living Traditions of the Afghan Courtyard and Aiwan', with Prof. Bashir A. Kazimee, co-author with Ayad B. Rahmani, Place, Meaning and Form in the Architecture and Urban Structure of Eastern Islamic Cities, (The Edwin Mellen Press: Lewiston NY, 2003), Ch. V, pp. 127-154.
the Rhodian Shore: Architecture and a New Critical Order',
Ulrich Conrads, Eduard Führ, Christian Gänshirt, editors, Zur Sprache bringen: Kritik der Architekturkritik, (Waxmann Münster / New York / München / Berlin, 2003), pp. 179-197.
Geometry and Light in the Architecture of Guarino Guarini, Ph.D. Thesis in Cambridge University Library and Microfilm Copy in the British Library, London, (June, 1991).
Edwin Lutyens - House and Monument, MA Dissertation in Essex University Library (January 1972).
'Eileen Grey - a Tribute', Yearbook of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, 1975-1976. (5 pages), Illustrated.
'The Mathematical Places of Mario Bettini', Scroope the Cambridge architectural magazine, Issue no. 2, (June, 1990), pp. 18-23. Illustrated.
'Antonio Possevino's 'Architectura' and the Baroque', Scroope the Cambridge architectural magazine, Issue no. 4, (June, 1992), pp. 65-71. Illustrated.
With Professor B. A. Kazimee (Washington State University School of Architecture), 'Diurnal Rotation: The Living Tradition of Afghan Court and Aiwan', Proceedings of the International Research Symposium, Architecture + Culture, Carleton University, Ottawa, September 23-27, 1992, editors Tim Donais et al., (Ottawa, 1992), pp. 198-206. Illustrated.
'Dalibor Vesely at the RIBA - from Discourse to Dialectics', (1993 RIBA Annual Discourse), Irish Architect, Journal of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, June-July, 1993.
'Federigo Commandini', (16th. C. Italian mathematician), Macmillan's Dictionary of Art, editor Jane Turner, 34 vols., (New York, Grove, 1996).
'European projectivity', Archetête Tonic, Newsletter of the Portsmouth University School of Architecture, Issue One, (January 1997),p. 3, illustrated.
'Building in the Ethnic and Ethic Domains: from Rhetoric to Responsibility in the Asian Context', Proceedings of the Building in Asia International Conference, School of Building and Real Estate, 10 - 13 February 1998, National University of Singapore and CIB, Singapore (TG8 - Environmental Assessment Methods), pp. 107-112, illustrated.
'Quality and Reality: Philosophical Transformations, Art and Urbanism', Proceedings of the First International Conference on the Quality of Life in Cities, Issues and Perspectives, 4 - 6 March, 1998, School of Building and Real Estate, National University of Singapore, (3 Vols), Vol. 3, pp. 15-21.
'A Global Home for the Civil Savage: Nature or Constructed Landscape in a Postcivilised Modernity', Constructing New Worlds, Proceeding of the 1998 ACSA International Conference, 23-27 May, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Washington DC, pp. 233-238, illustrated.
'Order, Nature and Power: Asian Global Cities and the Modern Architecture of Singapore and Hong Kong', 20th Century Urban Planning Experience - An end-of-the-millennium global exploration of the legacies and lessons of a century of urban planning, Proceedings, 8th. International Planning History Conference, 15 - 18 July 1998, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, pp. 571-7, illustrated.
‘Beyond Logistics: Architectural Creativity as Technê and Rhetoric in the European Tradition'. Wolkenkuckucksheim - Cloud-Cuckoo-Land, International Journal of Architectural Theory, Brandenburg Tech. Univ., Cottbus, Germany Vol. 4, No. 1, (May 1999), 5,000 words, illustrated.
‘Guarino Guarini ,’ MacTutor, the History of Mathematics Webpage, St. Andrew’s University, Scotland. Editor, Professor Edmund Robertson.
‘Between the Citadel and the Labyrinth: the Future of the Architectural Profession’, Wolkenkuckucksheim - Cloud-Cuckoo-Land, International Journal of Architectural Theory, Vol. 5, No. 2, (Dec 2000).
‘Material and the Modern Challenge of Configuration’, Scroope the Cambridge Architectural Journal, Issue 13, (June, 2001). 2,000 words, illustrated, pp. 143-147.
‘Seeking the Centre: Architectural Praxis for the Network Society’, Wolkenkuckucksheim - Cloud-Cuckoo-Land, International Journal of Architectural Theory, Vol. 6, No. 1, (Sept 2001).
‘The Aesthetics of Ottoman Architecture in the Twenty-First Century’, Proceedings of the ACSA Istanbul International Conference – Oriental Occidental, June 15-18, 2001, (ACSA, Washington, 2002), pp. 117-123. 5,000 words, illustrated.
the Rhodian Shore: Architecture and a New Critical Order’,
Wolkenkuckucksheim - Cloud-Cuckoo-Land, International Journal of
Architectural Theory, Vol.
No. 2, (Jan 2003).
Publications in "Wolkenkuckucksheim – Cloud-Cuckoo-Land – Vozdushnyi zamok":