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Architecture Factory and Graduate Exhibition

25 April, 2013

CIT, Department of Architecture are launching the Architecture Factory and Graduate Exhibition

The students and staff of Cork Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture would like to invite you to the 2013 Graduate exhibition, "In & Out". Everyone is welcome and it is free.

"In and Out" will host CIT's final year student projects in the BSc (honours) in Interior Architecture and Architectural Technology in Ireland's newest education facility the Architecture Factory.

The Architecture Factory is one of the most exciting new education spaces in Ireland. It involved the repurposing of the former TYCO factory beside CIT's Bishopstown campus.  It is being launched with the 'In & Out' exhibition.


The 'In and out' exhibition will open  on Thursday the 6th of june from 6pm - 8pm. The event will consist of an exhibition of student projects. Refreshments provided.





Interior Architecture involves the design of interiors of buildings, their layout and space planning, fitting, technical and structural resolution, furnishing and decoration, and the preparation of all technical drawings and written documentation, necessary for the carrying out of the work.


Interior Architecture is specific to a building’s interior. It stands at the intersection of Architecture, design of the built environment, sustainability, and conservation. Unlike interior design, it is architecture within the confines of an existing building. As such, the course requires a level of technical competence to compare with that of the architect, as the responsibilities to the client and community are similar.


At CIT, Interior Architecture covers the spectrum of industry specialisms. It involves the initial design and plan for use to accommodate a changed purpose, or a significantly revised design for adaptive reuse of the building shell. It considers structural adaption, sustainable redevelopment strategies, the use of light, air movement, ventilation, horizontal/vertical circulation, and servicing. The practice of Interior Architecture responds to multiple user needs and a wider social responsibility.



The Architectural Technologist is involved with the technical issues of the architectural design process and plays the role of a technical designer. S/he is a team player who provides an expertise in technical design principles and knowledge in the development of the built environment. S/he is an organiser and coordinator of the diverse disciplines involved in the design and construction process.

This is a studio-led course involving working drawings and other construction related projects, with a range of lectures and site visits designed to contribute to the student’s comprehension and to the development of project work.

Students in Year 4 of the programme have the opportunity to pursue specific areas of research critical to the built environment and architectural practice. Students identify individual areas of interest in the architectural process and conduct intensive research leading to expertise. The emerging specialism’s are sought by architectural practices and allied disciplines in architecture and construction and provide graduates with competitive skills.

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