From the Ground Up

Timber innovation in Irish Architecture

This exhibition is a unique showcase of Irish architecture and design practice, which over the past two decades has firmly established itself with flair on the international scene. Irish architects are contributing to global conversations, and responding to continued social and environmental needs with new methods of construction technology, social innovation and a deep consideration for how people live.

Wood is the most versatile, renewable and sustainable resource on the planet.  From the Ground Up aims to raise awareness about this material and the architects that are passionate about using it.

The spaces chosen are right at the centre of everyday life, providing accommodation for living, for working, for creative production, for education, for leisure, and for worship.

The selection of projects collectively represent design skills that respond to current issues in the built environment, and through the use of timber, they focus on new construction technology, craftsmanship, sustainability, economy of means and generosity. 

This exhibition was curated by the Irish Architecture Foundation and created in partnership with the Embassy of Ireland in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Exhibition will be available from 9th May at 18:30 at Faculty of Architecture, Ķīpsalas iela 6, Rīga.