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#04 Suburbia + History

Issue 04 explores the relationship between history and suburban development. Three essays respond to the changing processes by which suburbia has been bought, built and sold.

Essay 01
Lords of the Soil

Laura Johnstone (PhD candidate, UCD) discusses her on-going research into the role of 19th Century ground landlords on the emerging morphology of suburban Dublin, with a particular focus on the locally known 'Lords of the Soil'.

Essay 02

Ray Dinh (architect) documents the changing face of Darndale housing estate, from its inception in the 1970s to its decline in the 80s, and subsequent redesign during the regeneration projects of the 90s.

Essay 03
The Irish Estates at Corbally

Emma Gilleece (architectural historian) captures a brief period in Irish history where the combination of new technologies, trans-atlantic aviation and speculative building saw the development of Irish Estates at Corbally, Limerick.

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