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16 July 2014

1878 – High Altar, SS. Michael & John’s Church, Dublin

Architect: John L. Robinson The former Church of Saints Michael & John was built in 1813. Although the external fabric of the Church of SS. Michael and John still stands, the interior was...

16 July 2014

1884 – Design for High Altar

Architect: L.A. McDonnell Presumed never constructed, this sketch design by L.A. McDonnell was carried out while still in the employ of J.F. Fuller. “We this week publish a sketch design for a high...

16 July 2014

Henchion Reuter Architects to redesign Dublin’s Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut, announced on July 8, a €8 Million redevelopment and expansion of its Georgian HQ at 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Designed by Irish-German architecture practice Henchion Reuter Architects, commissioned by the...

15 July 2014

Poll: Poolbeg Chimneys – yeah or nay?

Now that Dublin city councillors have voted to preserve the ESB’s Pigeon House chimneys at Poolbeg, do you feel that they should be preserved? The ESB in 2007 announced its intention to close...

15 July 2014

1869 – St. Joseph’s Church, Glenealy, Co. Wicklow

Architect: Pugin & Ashlin This was the final commission of the Pugin & Ashlin partnership; finished by Ashlin alone, and built on land given by Mr Tighe of Rossanagh. The west front is...

15 July 2014

1885 – Orange Hall, Clifton St., Belfast

Architect: William Batt The Hall was opened on January 27th, 1885. To mark the bi-centenary of the “Glorious Revolution” of 1688 an equestrian bronze statue, by Henry Hems of Exeter,city coat of arms...

14 July 2014

2005 – Unbuilt Royal Dublin Hotel, Dublin

Architect: Ashlin Coleman Unbuilt proposal by Ashlin Coleman to replace the Royal Dublin Hotel on O’Connell Street with a more modern and upmarket hotel. The hotel was demolished but this was never constructed.

11 July 2014

RDS and Leinster Rugby announce architectural competition for new arena

RDS and Leinster Rugby have announced an open international two stage architectural competition for a new and outstanding multi-purpose arena in the heart of Dublin 4. The ambition is to create a signature...

11 July 2014

ESB applies for planning for Fitzwilliam Street

The ESB has lodged a planning application with Dublin City Council to redevelop the Fitzwilliam Street site. The design by internationally award winning Grafton Architects and O’Mahony Pike Architects follows from an international...