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2ha - Issue 08

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A land of tomorrows

Suburbia + Modernism

Guest Editors: DoCoMoMo Ireland

Issue 08 considers the legacy of modernism in forming the contemporary suburb. Three essays respond to the functions, scales and personal expectations that a modern ideology makes possible.

Ruth McManus (Head of Geography, SPD/DCU) details the emergence of a regional modernism in Irish local authority housing schemes of the early 20th century; outlining the conception, procurement and construction of new homes in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.

Shane O’Toole (Critic/Historian) reflects on the changing pace of life brought by the emerging suburbs of 1960s Dublin and uncovers the genesis of Ireland’s first mall – the Stillorgan Shopping Centre.

Simon Walker (Architect/Tutor, UCD) discusses the intersection of politics, planning and geography – from the ideologies behind early garden suburbs in Greystones to the student protests that accompanied UCD’s controversial move to Belfield – and questions whether a local, suburban model might emerge from this conflation.