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08 June 2009

Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore (1812-52)

Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin was an English architect, designer, and theorist of design, now best remembered for his work on churches and on the Houses of Parliament. was the son of a French...

06 June 2009

Smyth, Edward (1743-1823)

Edward Smyth was Irish – born in County Meath. He was apprenticed to the sculptor Simon Vierpyl and subsequently by Hugh Darley the builder. Darley recommended him to James Gandon who canceled work...

06 June 2009

Peter Rice (1935-1992)

Born in Dundalk Co. Louth, Peter Rice spent most of his childhood between the town of Dundalk, and the villages of Gyles Quay and Inniskeen. He was educated at the local CBS before...

06 June 2009

Architecture of Cienfuegos, Cuba

In 2005, UNESCO inscribed the Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos on the World Heritage List, citing Cienfuegos as the best extant example of the 19th-century early Spanish Enlightenment implementation in urban planning. The...

06 June 2009

1906 – Design for New Law Courts, Durban, South Africa

Architect: Reginald G. Kirkby

06 June 2009

1906 – Design for Bank Premises, The Hague

Architect: T.G. Davidson Published in The Building News, May 11, 1906, and designed by T.G. Davidson.

06 June 2009

1883 – Design for Grand Palace of Justice, Brussels

Architect: J. Poelaert Designed by J. Poelaert, and published in The Building News, December 21st. Palais de Justice is the most important Court building in Belgium and is a notable landmark of Brussels....

15 May 2009

1335 – Church of Ottery St. Mary, Devon

Nikolaus Pevsner described the building as as “lying large and low like a tired beast”. It is 163 feet long, and the towers are 71 feet high. It was consecrated in 1260, at...

03 May 2009

1908 – Nos. 16-17 Halston St., Dublin

Architect: George L. O’Connor Offices, originally built for Carton Bros., poultry, game, egg, butter and cheese agents.