Love them or hate them, Irish bungalows are now part of vernacular architecture, representing the first modern mass self-build movement.
In this article Marion McGarry covers:
- How bungalow design has evolved since the 1970s
- How bungalows met rural Ireland’s need for affordable housing
- Overview of Jack Fitzsimons’ seminal book Bungalow Bliss
- Bungalows as a blight on the landscape in the 1980s and 1990s
- How bungalows cemented their place in vernacular architecture
- Book review of Bungalow Bliss Bias (published 2019), a book by Jack’s son Kennas