More Space for Architecture features a fascinating selection of buildings and projects designed by Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey over a seven-year period, from 2015 to 2021.
Unbuilt and unpublished designs act like stepping stones to trace a continuous path between a wide range of recent and realised works, which includes schools, universities, housing, artist collaborations and public buildings. Context-sensitive buildings on complex and difficult sites in Dublin, Cork and Budapest are outlined and presented in detail for the reader, from conceptual sketches through to completion. Competition-winning projects under construction include the highly public V&A East and Sadler’s Wells East, both currently on site at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London; the new Academic Hub in TU Dublin’s city centre campus; and the brand new extension at the School of Architecture at Liverpool University.
The book also features a collection of reflective essays written by O’Donnell + Tuomey, which includes a selection of O’Donnell’s characteristic watercolour studies, expanding on ideas aired in public lectures and developed in studio conversations.
More Space for Architecture is a companion volume to the earlier monograph from O’Donnell + Tuomey, Space for Architecture, first published by Artifice Press in 2014 and one of the publishing house’s biggest sellers.