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Unbuilt and unpublished designs act like stepping stones to trace a continuous path between a wide range of recent and realised works, which includes schools, universities, housing,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 to the School of Architecture at Liverpool University.
The book also features a collection of reflective essays by O’Donnell and Tuomey, which include 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.