David Capener

David Capener

Belfast, GB



Writer | Urban Theory | Architect 

Interested in how we understand, record an interact with cities in light of the work of thinkers like Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari. 


David's Featured Articles on Archinect

Collaboration and Poetic Rigour - Celebrating the 'Rising Stars of Irish Architecture', Wed, Oct 4 '17

There is a poetic rigour to the work of the practices I interviewed for my Irish Times piece: The Rising Stars of Irish Architecture. I’d spent all day — from my in-car interview with Douglas Carson, stuck in traffic on the City Quay, to Laurence Lord’s fascinating five minute cultural ...

Collaboration and Poetic Rigour - Celebrating the 'Rising Stars of Irish Architecture'

Studio Visits: MMAS , Fri, Aug 11 '17

This week I went to visit MMAS, a Belfast based practice, in their studio, a converted mill just outside of the city centre. MMAS are a small practice, but their studio, full of models, drawings, sketches and ideas scribbled on whiteboards, is a dynamic place. I really enjoyed hearing their ...

Studio Visits: MMAS

Holidays and Bonfires, Mon, Aug 7 '17

July is not a usual month in Belfast. It’s holiday time — north coast beaches, infinite Donegal sands, the beautiful flat half-light of dusk of the western coast. For others it’s a time to play their part in, what is for some a controversial historical narrative that has, one way or ...

Holidays and Bonfires

What we do as architects is not neutral: it is political, Wed, Jul 5 '17

I started writing this on the 13th of June. It was going to be a piece on the importance of critical engagement for sole or small practitioners. Thoughts on why, generally, as architects, we don't engage with other practices as much as we should; why it is important to do so; and to tell you about ...

What we do as architects is not neutral: it is political

Chasing rabbits — tales from a new practice., Fri, May 19 '17

My first entry into the practice diaries is apt. Last week I launched a new architects practice LōF architects. I use the plural, but sat in my office — a small room at the bottom of my garden with just about enough room for either me or a swinging cat, but not both — I realise that ...

Chasing rabbits — tales from a new practice.


LōF, Belfast, GB, Director

Apr 2017 - current

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