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Irish Architecture News

11 September 2007

Polished end of city fears it may lose its sparkle as a rougher diamond arrives

Ballsbridge is Dublin’s most prestigious neighbourhood, and the postcode Dublin 4 is a byword for privilege and national shorthand for the values of its cossetted residents. If controversial plans for a €1 billion...

07 September 2007

N. Ireland’s Cabe vows to fight PFI

Northern Ireland’s newly established answer to Cabe has vowed to challenge the PFI system and significantly raise architectural quality in the province. In his first comments since taking over as chairman of the...

07 September 2007

New Stand at Galway Racecourse opened

Officially opened at the beginning of the Summer Festival Meeting, by An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, this state of the art stand accommodates over 7,000 people with seating for 700 on the first floor...

01 September 2007

Landmark venue to host new €8m Dublin library

The Ambassador on Dublin’s Parnell Square, one of the oldest theatres in the State, is to be redeveloped as a new Dublin city library as part of the regeneration of Parnell Square. Dublin...

31 August 2007

Dublin City Council Planning Conference – Combating Urban Sprawl & Successful Apartment Living

Dublin City Council, in cooperation with IPA, has organised a conference at the Croke Park Conference Centre on 17th September 2007, to bring together a wide range of stakeholders engaged in efforts to...

18 February 2007

Francis Pym: Ulster Museum, Belfast

Text © Shane O’Toole. Photos © Mark Hackett. Fuller version of the piece first published in The Sunday Times, February 18, 2007, as “We must learn to love this culture bunker” It’s Belfast’s...

03 September 2006

FKL architects: SubUrban to SuperRural, Venice Architecture Biennale

Text © Shane O’Toole. Images courtesy of the architects. Fuller version of the piece first published in The Sunday Times, September 3, 2006, as “A great development”. Mankind has entered the urban age....

22 May 2005

FKL Architects: Library & Fingal local area offices, Baldoyle, County Dublin

Text © Shane O’Toole. Photos © Paul Tierney. Drawings © FKL Architects. A fuller version of the piece first published in The Sunday Times, May 22, 2005, as “Time to think outside the...

27 March 2005

O’Donnell + Tuomey: Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork

Text © Shane O’Toole. Photos © Dennis Gilbert | VIEW Pictures. Drawings © O’Donnell + Tuomey. Composite version of the pieces published in Building Design 1648, October 29, 2004, as “Celestial vessel” and...

20 February 2005

Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects: Habitat 825, West Hollywood, CA

Text © Shane O’Toole. Jai House photos variously © Michael Weschler, Jasper Johal, Jonn Coolidge. Lexton MacCarthy Residence photo, Habitat 825 model photos and Jai House plans © Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects. Schindler Kings...