The current exhibition in Ormeau Baths Gallery is 'A Space for Learning.'
This groundbreaking exhibition showcases the winning ten designs from a competition organized by the Irish Architecture Foundation that challenged current thinking on school design. 120 architects worked with 1500 students in 90 schools across Ireland in the developmental phase of this project as architects collaborated directly with Transition Year students on the design of educational spaces.
During the art club, the children created drawings and models in response to the exhibited work. They designed a bird house, and used lots of imagination when thinking about the bird's comfort and needs!
They used lots of different materials; foam board, card, colourful and patterned paper, reflective, transparent, soft and rough surfaces.
Sophie has designed a double room house with a transparent walk way linking the two.
The small room on the left has reflective surfaces on the floor and walls, a faux waterfall at the back wall and a transparent ceiling for lots of light. The Garden Room on the right has an outdoor feel with flower wall paper, grass floor and a multi coloured pipe cleaner ceiling, with gaps left for easy access for the birds!
This bird house is all about being cosy and warm. A wall of coloured felt leads the birds to their perches, which are lined with corduroy. The ceiling is made from colourful pipe cleaners, and walls reflect lots of light. The front is sealed with semi transparent acetate to keep out unwanted visitors!
This bird house is curved (very eco pod chic!) transparent, but well sealed to keep out unwanted visitors. Entry is through the shallow box in the foreground. Inside is filled with soft colourful feathers and furnished perches. This house will be hung high up in the trees with bird seeds placed inside.