Wednesday, February 11, 2015


This is intended to be a very quick one (famous last words)

I had a request from a student of architecture in Dublin to share my model of St Ivo.  I just got around to cleaning the file up quickly and purging it ... and I thought why not offer it up to all my readers.

 So here's the link.

You can find a previous post on this fascinating building here.

But I couldn't resist throwing in a couple more images.  Please do let me know if you use my research in any way and especially if you can contribute any further insights into how the building works in terms of design, construction, environmental response ... whatever.

Work has been really hectic of late, so I haven't been able to finish off all the stuff I want to post.  Apologies for that but there will be another burst of activity in due course.

In case you're interested, the hybrid/rendered interior is cheated by using a section box to slice the lantern off the dome and let more light in.  The effect is completely false of course, but I quite like the mood of the image, and it does rather show off the spatial games our young sculptor liked to play.