We are group of Year 4 masters students at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. The Bartlett has an established history of pioneering research among students and tutors alike. This year we are undertaking an ambitious construction project sited in Ireland. The brief asks us to construct a temporary structure in Connemara, West Coast of Galway, relating to a remote island of St MacDara and its extraordinary chapel.
We aim to design and install a negative skeleton of the existing MacDara chapel, creating a web gaps which form the main enclosure. This temporary structure off the coast of MacDara Island will be delivered and led by the students and will hold a series of beautifully crafted religious artefacts, which will be used during the annual MacDara pilgrimage on 16th of July.