Peter Rice

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Adrian Duncan’s spare and meticulous prose provides a vivid reconstruction of a profession not commonly documented in fiction

A novel about life on a building site doesn’t shout “read me!”, at least for this reviewer, but a good writer can make any topic interesting and so it(...)

‘An Engineer Imagines’ examines the life and work of Peter Rice (L)

You wait a lifetime for a documentary on a structural engineer and then two arrive in the space of a few weeks – with both on the same structural engi(...)

 Bo Burnham: in Dublin for the Irish premiere of coming-of-age comedy Eighth Grade at the Dublin International Film Festival. Photograph:    Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images

So the bad news is that the tremendous coming-of-age comedy Eighth Grade is completely sold out, as is the workshop with the screenwriter and supersta(...)

Sarah Davis-Goff. Photo by Bríd Donovan

Sarah Davis-Goff: Last Ones Left Alive (Tinder Press, publication March 7th) A girl called Orpen journeys from east to west across a post-apocalyptic (...)

Sydney Opera House. From the film ‘An Engineer Imagines’

A theatre lit solely by the moon bookends a new film about the brilliant Irish engineer Peter Rice. Using the same title as the book he wrote just bef(...)

One of the biggest problems with alcohol is that it is so deeply embedded into the marrow of everyday life. Avoiding it is difficult, so much so that (...)

Scotland is “in the ridiculous situation where there is a requirement to state the ingredients on alcohol-free beer but not on alcohol itself”. Photograph: iStock

It is a quirk of law that a bottle of alcohol-free beer must list its ingredients but there is no such requirement for a bottle containing actual alco(...)

The Filmbase building in Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Filmbase, the Temple Bar-based training and facilities resource for the independent film sector, is to enter voluntary liquidation with the loss of 13(...)

Dramatic: the Saw Swee Hock centre bursts up, out and through its medieval-London landscape

The design for the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, at the London School of Economics, was the catalyst for O’Donnell + Tuomey’s highest accolade to date(...)

The Centre Pompidou, in Paris, which Peter Rice helped to design. Photograph:  Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images

In January 1977, a few days after the Pompidou Centre, in Paris, opened to the public, Peter Rice, an Irish engineer working on the construction, noti(...)

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