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Irish Architecture News

16 February 2008

The Georgian guardians

It has become something of a truism to say that Ireland and her citizens are today utterly changed from what they used to be. But nothing better brings home the reality of this...

14 February 2008

High design, low energy in exciting scheme at Elm Park

If you walk along the south wall in Dublin (or float out to sea) and look back at the city you will see how its southern skyline has changed. On Merrion Road, in...

12 February 2008

New public transport bridge over Liffey agreed

Dublin City Council plans to build a new Luas and public transport bridge across the river Liffey from Marlborough Street to Hawkins Street, even though the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) has yet to...

12 February 2008

Planning permission for 18 Dublin billboards rejected

An Bord Pleanála has refused permission for 18 advertising panels, which were to be erected as part of the Dublin city bike rental scheme, largely on the grounds that they would endanger public...

12 February 2008

European Architecture Students Assembly 2008 taking place in Dublin – Letterfrack

The 28th European Architecture Students Assembly will take place in Ireland from the 9th to the 24th of August 2008. More than 400 students of architecture and related disciplines from more than 40...

07 February 2008

Sleeping giant huddles into the landscape

This is a house of contradictions and counterbalances, and it causes the mind to wrestle with these right from the first view of it: it is a large abode, at 500sq m (5,398sq...

05 February 2008

Alien design concept in foreign aid building

We spent nearly €177 million on Irish overseas aid 10 years ago and now that has risen to around €914 million as we head for the UN target of spending 0.7 per cent...

05 February 2008

Call for Entries: RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2008

The RIAI invites its members to submit projects which were certified ‘practically complete’ during calendar year 2007. The awards and commended entries will form an exhibition, which will be shown across Ireland. The...

04 February 2008

Skyscrapers scaling new heights to beat council cut-off point

Dublin is set to become a skyscraper city, and the sky’s the limit on how tall buildings can go. More than a dozen high-rise buildings are in the pipeline, even though the city...

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