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Michael Pike

Lecturer

School Of Architecture
Richview Sch of Architecture
Belfield
Dublin 4

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Email: michael.pike@ucd.ie

Biography

Michael Pike is a principal of GKMP Architects and a Studio Lecturer in the School of Architecture in U.C.D..  He graduated from U.C.D. in 1998 and worked with Grafton Architects until 2002.  GKMP Architects was established in Barcelona in 2003 and relocated to Dublin in 2004.  The practice is principally concerned with the design of housing and public space. Since inception the practice has received a number of architectural awards. Both built and research work has been published internationally and has been selected for inclusion in the 'Homework' Exhibition in UCD, 2006, the 'Defining Space' Exhibition in Newman House, 2007, 'Pause' in the Darc Space Gallery of Architecture, and more recently the 'New Irish Architecture: Rebuilding the Republic' Exhibition in Leuven, 2011.


Michael has been teaching design studio in the School of Architecture since 2000.  He is currently the Co-ordinator of the 5th Year Thesis programme, having previously co-ordinated the Middle School studio programme .  He is also Programme Co-ordinator for the affiliated architecture course at CESUGA, La Coruna.

He is currently undertaking a Research Masters on the housing projects of the Catalan architect José Antonio Coderch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2015.
Title: AAI Awards - Special Mention- Court and Garden
Year: 2014.
Title: Irish Architecture Awards - Commended - Waterford Viking Triangle
Year: 2014.
Title: Irish Architecture Awards - Commended - Seven Square Metres
Year: 2014.
Title: Irish Architecture Awards - Commended - Clissmann Horse Caravan Base
Year: 2014.
Title: Irish Architecture Awards - Highly Commended - Terra Cotta House
Year: 2014.
Title: AAI Awards - Special Mention - Seven Square Metres
Year: 2013.
Title: First Prize - Central Bank Competition
Year: 2012.
Title: RHA Annual Exhibition - Invited Submission
Year: 2011.
Title: Irish Architecture Awards - Commendation - Hedge House
Year: 2010.
Title: Irish Architecture Awards - Commendation - Urban Landscaping in Kilkenny
Year: 2010.
Title: Opus Architecture and Construction Award - Urban Landscaping in Kilkenny
Year: 2010.
Title: AAI Awards - Special Mention - Common Ground, Urban Landscaping in Kilkenny
Year: 2009.
Title: Arts Council Kevin Kieran Award - Shortlisted
Year: 2009.
Title: First Prize - Dublin City Council 'Dublin House' Competition
Year: 2009.
Title: AAI Awards - Special Mention - Dwelling Space
Year: 2008.
Title: AAI Awards - Special Mention - Housing at Pearse Square
Year: 2008.
Title: Irish Architecture Awards - Commended - Twist-and-Turn House
Year: 2008.
Title: Irish Architecture Awards - Highly Commended - Tree House
Year: 2007.
Title: Opus Building of the Year Award - Highly Commended - Tree House
Year: 2004.
Title: Arts Council Kevin Kieran Award - Shortlisted
Year: 2007.
Title: Opus Building of the Year Award - Commended - Twist-and-Turn House
Year: 2002.
Title: Arts Council Kevin Kieran Award - Shortlisted
Year: 2003.
Title: Finalist in International Competition for Library and Museum for Sligo County Council
Year: 2000.
Title: Second Prize in International Competition for Civic Offices for Kildare County Council
Year: 1999.
Title: First Prize in International Competition for Restoration and Landscaping of the Parade, Kilkenny.

Associations

Association: Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, Function/Role: Member
Association: Architectural Association of Ireland, Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

GKMP Architects; (2007) Defining Space Exhibition. [Other], Defining Space, Newman House, U.C.D , 11-OCT-07 - 13-OCT-07.
   

Education

Year 1998 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BArch Subject: Architecture

Languages

Spanish:
French:
     

Other Activities

RIAI Southern Region Public Lecture, October 2014
AAI Public Lecture, May 2014
Homework Exhibition, U.C.D., 2006 
Defining Space Exhibition, Newman House, U.C.D., October 2007.
New Irish Architecture: Rebuilding the Republic Exhibition, Leuven 2011.
Pause Exhibition, Darcspace, Dublin 2010.
AAI Awards Exhibition 2008,2009, 2010.
Irish Architecture Awards Exhibition 2008, 2010.
RHA Annual Exhibition 2012 - Invited Submission

Publications

 

Book Chapters

GKMP Architects, Michael Pike, Grace Keeley (2014) 'Seven Square Metres' In: John O'Regan and Nicola Dearey (eds). New Irish Architecture 29. Cork: Gandon Editions. [Details]
GKMP Architects, Michael Pike, Grace Keeley, Marcus Donaghy (2014) 'Clissmann Horse Caravan Base' In: Sandra O'Connell (eds). Irish Architectural Review 2014. Dublin: RIAI. [Details]
GKMP Architects, Michael Pike, Grace Keeley (2013) 'GKMP Architects' In: Song Jia (eds). Streets and Squares. Hong Kong: Artpower. , pp.018-023 [Details]
Michael Pike; (2011) 'Scale and identity in the housing projects of Coderch' In: Gerard Adler, Timothy Brittain-Catlin and Gordana Fontana-Giusti (eds). Scale: Imagination, Perception and Practice in Architecture. London: Routledge. , pp.194-205 Link to full text [Details]
GKMP Architects, Michael Pike, Grace Keeley (2010) 'Common Ground, Urban Landscape in Kilkenny' In: John O'Regan and Nicola Dearey (eds). New Irish Architecture 25. Kinsale, Co. Cork: Gandon Editions. , pp.180-187 Available Online [Details]
GKMP Architects; (2010) 'Urban Landscaping in Kilkenny' In: Dr. Sandra O'Connell (eds). Irish Architecture, The RIAI Annual Review. Dublin: RIAI. , pp.96-99 Available Online [Details]
GKMP Architects, Michael Pike, Grace Keeley (2010) 'Housing at Pearse Square, Dublin' In: John O'Regan (eds). Pause, 5 perspectives on unbuilt Ireland. Kinsale: Gandon Editions. , pp.20-23 [Details]
GKMP Architects, Michael Pike, Grace Keeley (2009) 'Dwelling Space' In: John O'Regan and Nicola Dearey (eds). New Irish Architecture 24. Cork: Gandon Editions. , pp.192-199 [Details]
GKMP Architects, Michael Pike, Grace Keeley (2008) 'Housing at Pearse Square, Dublin 2' In: John O'Regan and Nicola Dearey (eds). New Irish Architecture 23. Cork: Gandon Editions. , pp.132-139 [Details]
Gary A Boyd and Michael Pike; (2008) 'How we live and how we might live: Notes on Housing Design in Schools of Architecture' In: John O'Regan and Nicola Dearey (eds). des/IRE, Designing Houses for Contemporary Ireland. Kinsale, Co. Cork: Gandon Editions. , pp.154-159 Available Online [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Michael Pike (2013) 'Drawing Rooms'. The Irish Review, . [Details]
Pike, M,Scanlon, E; (2011) 'Habitus: a social anthropology of the contemporary Dublin house extension'. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY SECTION C-ARCHAEOLOGY CELTIC STUDIES HISTORY LINGUISTICS LITERATURE, 111 :311-336. [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

GKMP Architects, Michael Pike, Grace Keeley, Raymund Ryan (2014) 'Clissmann Horse Caravan Base' Architecture Ireland . [Details]
GKMP Architects, Michael Pike, Grace Keeley (2014) 'Tile-covered walls reflect light into Dublin house extension by GKMP Architects' Dezeen . Available Online [Details]
GKMP Architects, Michael Pike, Grace Keeley (2014) 'House extension by GKMP Architects includes a wooden window seat' Dezeen . Available Online [Details]
GKMP Architects, Michael Pike, Grace Keeley, Dermot McCabe (2014) 'Terracotta House' Architecture Ireland . [Details]
GKMP Architects, Michael Pike, Grace Keeley (2013) 'House Extension in Dublin by GKMP Architects' Dezeen . Available Online [Details]
GKMP Architects, Michael Pike, Grace Keeley (2013) 'Tree House' Hic Arquitectura . Available Online [Details]
GKMP Architects, Michael Pike, Grace Keeley (2013) 'Hedge House' Archdaily . Available Online [Details]
GKMP Architects, Michael Pike, Grace Keeley (2013) 'Silchester Park' Archdaily . Available Online [Details]
Michael Pike (2011) 'Review of Laneway-Wall-Garden House by Donaghy Dimond Architects' Irish Architectural Review 2011 . Available Online [Details]
GKMP Architects; (2010) 'Urban Landscaping in Kilkenny' Architecture Ireland (253) :44-45. Available Online [Details]
Michael Pike; (2009) 'Peruvian Mats: Notes on Atelier 5 at Previ Lima' AAI Building Material (18) :25-28. [Details]
Michael Pike; (2009) 'Review of Kilcronan Housing by Gerry Cahill Architects' Architecture Ireland (249) :46-47. Available Online [Details]
GKMP Architects; (2007) 'A Garden Room in Sutton' Architecture Ireland (224) :50-51. [Details]
Emmett Scanlon; (2007) 'The Young Irish' A10 New European Architecture (17) :60-62. [Details]
Emmett Scanlon; (2006) 'Restoration and Landscaping of the Parade, Kilkenny' A10 New European Architecture . [Details]
Michael Pike; (2005) 'Laboratory Landscape' Building Material (13) :64-67. [Details]
Michael Pike; (2005) 'Housing Recipe' Building Material (14) :26-27. [Details]
Michael Pike; (2004) 'Space for Politics' Building Material (11) :21-22. [Details]
GKMP Architects; (2003) 'L.A.M.A. Architectural Design Competition, Sligo, Ireland' Concept (09/2003) :38-43. [Details]
Michael Pike; (2002) 'Ballymun Housing Project' Building Material (9) :40-41. [Details]
GKMP Architects; (2001) 'Civic Offices for Kildare County Council, Naas' Irish Architectural Review 2001 (3) :178-179. [Details]
Michael Pike; (2000) 'Diagnosis and Prognosis' Building Material (3) . [Details]
GKMP Architects; (2000) 'Restoration and Landscaping of the Parade, Kilkenny' Irish Architectural Review 2000 (2) :128-131. [Details]

Conference Publications

Michael Pike (2015) The Logic of Drawing AIARG , 30-JAN-15 - 31-JAN-15 [Details]
Pike, M. (2014) The Practical Logic of Coderch Emerging Research AIARG , 24-JAN-14 - 25-JAN-14 [Details]
Pike, M. (2014) The Practical Logic of Coderch The Silence that Lives in Houses, SFARCHI Paris, , 23-MAY-14 - 24-MAY-14 [Details]
Michael Pike (2013) Drawing Rooms Emerging Research AIARG University of Limerick, , 25-JAN-13 - 26-JAN-13 [Details]
Michael Pike and Grace Keeley (2013) Open City School National School Building Conference Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, , 18-APR-13 - 18-APR-13 [Details]
Pike, M. (2012) Dublin House Architecture for Society , 24-MAR-12 - 24-MAR-12 [Details]
Pike, M.; Scanlon, E. (2012) Habitus - A Social Anthropology of the Contemporary Dublin House Extension Untitled -All Ireland Architectural Research Group , 20-JAN-12 - 21-JAN-12 [Details]
Michael Pike; (2010) Scale and Identity in the Housing Projects of Coderch Scale: AHRA Conference 2010 [Details]
                         

Invited Lectures

GKMP Architects, Grace Keeley, Michael Pike (2015) GKMP Architects Recent Work. ASA Dublin School of Architecture: Invited Lectures [Details]
GKMP Architects, Michael Pike, Grace Keeley (2014) AAI Invited Lecture: Making Practice. Invited Lectures Available Online [Details]
GKMP Architects, Michael Pike, Grace Keeley (2014) RIAI Invited Lecture: GKMP Architects. Invited Lectures Available Online [Details]
 

Electronic Publication

GKMP Architects, Michael Pike, Grace Keeley (2014) Sete metros que fazem a diferença. Brazil: Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]
                                                         

Research

Research Interests

My current research explores the role of drawing in the design of domestic space.  This involves a close reading of the work of the Catalan architect,  José Antonio Coderch 1913-84.  The research seeks to operate between theory and practice and to explore the intuitive knowledge that informs and structures action.

 


     

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

My principal teaching interest is in the design of housing and public space.  The difficulty of balancing scales in housing design, between the city and the individual dwelling, is a constant source of investigation.  Equally, the making of a believable public realm is an ongoing concern.

I have a strong belief in the importance of precedent in teaching architectural design.  I am interested in the difference between creativity and originality, where creative thinking is about working with givens or within a system, as opposed to a need to be constantly original.

         

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Emmett Scanlon
Sheila O'Donnell
Gerry Cahill
John Parker
Eileen Fitzgerald
Ruth O'Herlihy
Simon Walker
David Healy
James Rossa O'Hare
Alice Clancy 

External Collaborators

Grace Keeley BArch (Hons) BScArch (Hons) MRIAI