Dublin‘s most popular place to study is obviously Trinity College.The historical building is most desirable university in Ireland, but here I would like to present the newest part of it , an extention built in 1979 and then extended once again by the same architectural practice ABK – Ahrens, Burton, Koralek .
Located along the Nassau Street with the other two blocks forms the second courtyard of the college
The original design of the rear elevations from late 70′ was refreshed with the second extention to front, with it’s new concrete or stone cladding, slender openings and windows contrasting with the other big windows.
One can see an architects desire to show the play of the bulks, the simplicity of forms and a great affection to finishes and details.Contemporary look is also achieved by using the flat roofs, horizontal stone bands between the cladding, incorporating the pressed insulated aluminium panels withing some doors and windows.
Of the courtyard side we can also see how big attention was paid the landscape architecture, paving, sculptures, external stairs, balustrades.
The building is known at present as Arts Building Extention and Barkley Library.
One of the oldest royal parks in London, a central park that lies in front of the Buckingham Palace, neighbouring the Green Park and Horse Guards building on the other side, along the grand royal route – The Mall leading through the eastern triumphal arch to the Buckingham Palace.
Originally the land was bought by Henry VIII and then remodelled by french landscaper Andree Mollet in a very geometric style, then redesigned several times and the Park we know today has been designed in a romantic style by famous english architect and landscaper John Nash.
The most distinctive features of the park are irregularly shaped lake and two islands creating the perfect envinroment for large numer of birds.
Another interesting feature is the bridge crossing the lake in the middle and providing the great views at the Buckingham Palace and the main building of the Foreign and Commonwealth Offices.
The closest tube stations are Victoria, Westminster and St. James’s Park