Portrush: Architecture for the North Irish Coast

Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem

    Research output: Book/ReportBook


    The North Irish coast resembles one of the unique landscapes that define the scenic character of the place. To understand place you need to engage with stories and histories behind it. The search for Portrush has to start from Ulster. This book offers a journey to explore histories, traditions, festivities and the architecture of the Irish town. Approaching Portrush as a field of experimental architectural studio, the studio at Queen’s University Belfast teamed up to rediscover the Irish coastal condition and have a rethink about the origins and ingredients of Irish architecture and landscape. This book records and discusses this ambitious project and its outcome. Divided into two parts, the book introduces a comprehensive contextual and historical investigation into the heritage, culture and architecture followed by a display of students’ theoretical encounters and designs.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationNorthern Ireland
    PublisherUlster Tatler
    Number of pages162
    ISBN (Print)978-0-9504092-1-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


    • Irish Landscape
    • Architectural Pedagogy
    • Design Studio
    • Ulster Architecture


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