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Irish Architecture News

15 October 2002

2001 – O’Donnell + Tuomey: Letterfrack Furniture College, County Galway

Text © Shane O’Toole. Drawings © O’Donnell + Tuomey. Photos of Letterfrack © Dennis Gilbert | VIEW Pictures. Model photos © Gerry Hayden. A composite version of pieces that first appeared in The...

06 October 2002

Jedi Archives Clones Long Room, Trinity Attacks

The above image is a shot of the Long Room Library, Trinity College of Dublin. Or is it? Actually it’s not, it’s an image of the Jedi Archives in the most recent episode...

08 September 2002

Gilroy McMahon Architects: Croke Park Stadium, Dublin

Text © Shane O’Toole. GAA match photo © Brendan Moran/Sportsfile. Photo of Ireland-England rugby international © PA Photos. Other photos © John Searle, courtesy Gilroy McMahon Architects. Drawings © Gilroy McMahon Architects. Fuller...

17 March 2002

Eileen Gray: E-1027, Roquebrune Cap Martin

Text © Shane O’Toole. Exterior photos and plan variously © Mairie de Roquebrune and Renaud Barrès/Mairie de Roquebrune. Photos of furniture and Le Corbusier letter © National Museum of Ireland. Photos of vandalised...

03 March 2002

Grafton Architects: Università Luigi Bocconi, Milan

Text © Shane O’Toole. Photos of models © Università Luigi Bocconi and Ros Kavanagh. Drawings © Grafton Architects. Pagano portrait courtesy of arch’it and Gabriele Toneguzzi. First published in The Sunday Times, March...

30 September 2001

Scott Tallon Walker & Michael Warren: Tulach a’ tSolais, Oulart, County Wexford

Text © Shane O’Toole. Architectural photos © Peter Cook | VIEW Pictures, with the exception of the landscape-format interior © Michael Warren, all courtesy of the architects. Equinox sunset photos © John Dempsey...

10 December 2000

Going Dutch

Cork, the most voluptuous of Irish cities with its bow-fronted terraces and winding main thoroughfare, has gained a curvaceous addition. The design for the exhibitions wing at the Crawford municipal art gallery by...

09 December 2000

Conservation is the key to the castle

Few castles in Ireland possess as majestic a defensive setting as that of Dunamase, a medieval stone fortress in Co Laois, about four miles outside Portlaoise. The fact that it stands high over...

09 December 2000

A ‘national loss’

While we often express a keen interest in our country’s history, in Ireland we rarely move beyond paying token lip service to its material manifestations. At present, there is almost no better example...

09 December 2000

Poor housing design may mean refusal, planner warns

The chairman of Bord Pleanala has criticised the poor quality of design in many new housing developments and warned about planning refusals as a result. John O’Connor said in some developments there had...