nineteeneighty is a cross-disciplinary studio, focused on architecture and design, film and research. We seek innovative ways to practise architecture and are interested in using traditional skills of spatial intelligence in different ways and contexts.

Film allows the studio to represent readings of space not foregrounded in traditional architectural practice. Kim Stafford tells is that ‘A place is a story happening many times’; through our work we hope to try and tell some of these stories. The projects below are a mix of collaborative and individual works and are all attempts to continue the studio’s research interests in using video to explore and re-present place and space.

Recipient of the Arts Council of Ireland Architecture Bursary 2016.

Selected screenings

  • Progress (with Francis Matthews and Jan Sisley) was selected for The One Minutes’ ZOOMSCAPE series (curated by Sofia Mourato); visiting museums and cultural spaces worldwide in February / March 2019.

  • Duet and Shutter, Awards Finalists, 2017 ArchiShorts Short Film Competition, the Architecture + Design Film Festival, Winnipeg; screened at the Winnipeg Cinematheque.

  • Lumber, the ArchiShorts 2017 Film Competition, Architecture and Design Film Festival, Winnipeg Cinematheque.

  • Sleep Til Death, Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, 2016-2017.

  • Sleep Til Death, Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland, Culture Night 2015.

  • 67 (AD and sound), Irish Shorts, the Irish Film Institute, 2015.

  • Notes on Public Space and Private Lives, Fiction in Reality, Fundación Botín, Santander, Spain 2014.

  • Sleep Til Death, Describing Architecture, Dublin 2014.

  • Figure and Void, Budapest Architecture Film Days, 2014.

  • Static, 2nd OZON International Video Art Festival, Poland 2013.

  • You Are Here, Arquiteturas Film Festival, Lisbon 2013.

  • Static, Describing Architecture, Dublin 2013.

  • Ghost Estate, CineCity Architectural Film Project, Melbourne 2013.

  • Ghost Estate, Arquiteturas Film Festival, Lisbon; ARCFILMFEST, Santiago, Chile; Perth Open House, 2013.

  • draft 1 & film one, The Hidden City, PhotoIreland Festival, 2012.


  • Describing Architecture, Dublin

  • Fundación Botín, Spain

  • The Irish Architecture Foundation

  • The Irish Georgian Society

  • Francis Matthews, artist

  • Paul Quinn, photographer and cinematographer

  • The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland

  • Hannah Scaife

  • Aaron Kelly

Please get in contact; we’re excited to discuss your project.