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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...

01 February 2008

De Paor Architects creates development aid showroom in Dublin

Tom De Paor has remodelled a Dublin shop to serve as an information centre on Irish overseas development assistance. It’s an experiment in transparency both for client and architect. In 2008, Ireland is...

31 January 2008

New town centre for 21st century in west Dublin

An ambitious town centre on 20 acres is planned for the heart of Adamstown, Dublin’s newest suburb. Fiona Tyrrell reports. A new town centre roughly the size of St Stephen’s Green – planned...

30 January 2008

Application for new €1.2bn town centre

A planning application to develop Ireland’s newest town centre has been lodged with South Dublin County Council. Adamstown Central will cost more than €1.2bn to develop and will be equivalent in size to...

27 January 2008

Publication on Kells Priory, Co. Kilkenny launched

This comprehensive publication “Kells Priory, Co. Kilkenny: Archaeological Excavations” is based on the excavation work of the late Tom Fanning, a State archaeologist and subsequently senior archaeology lecturer in NUI Galway. Mr. Fanning’s...

23 January 2008

Dublin’s skyscraper proposal to combat urban sprawl

Buildings more than twice the height of Liberty Hall are to be considered in strategic locations in Dublin city including Grangegorman, around Connolly, Tara Street and Heuston stations and the docklands. Dozens of...