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22 November 2007

Ashtown development by McCauley Daye O’Connell Architects

The Ashtown development by McCauley Daye O’Connell Architects proposes to create 200+ residential units comprising of a mixture of apartments and duplexes. The urban design has been arranged to integrate, extend and be...

21 November 2007

First view: plans for former offices of The Irish Times

HKR architects has unveiled images of its design for the former building of The Irish Times which will involve restoring the D’Olier Street side to a shopping destination as was originally intended by...

20 November 2007

Clarence decision opposed

Conservationist Michael Smith has said he will appeal Dublin City Council’s decision to grant planning permission for a €150 million demolition and rebuilding project involving the Clarence Hotel and five neighbouring properties. Mr...

20 November 2007

See RTE and die: it’s a world’s best building

The drab, box-like buildings at the RTE studios in Montrose in Donnybrook might not be everyone’s choice when it comes to picking the most significant architectural achievements in Ireland. But the studios have...

20 November 2007

Here’s one for the books

One thousand and one buildings you must see before you die — and no fewer than 13 of them are in Ireland. Well, that’s according to a new book, at any rate. Eager...

19 November 2007

Planners backed U2 bid ‘out of deference’

The former head of An Taisce last night expressed concern that approval was given to U2’s controversial revamp of the Clarence Hotel out of “deference”. Dublin City Council officials granted the superstar rock...

18 November 2007

1842 – Sorrento Terrace, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

Architect: Located on the easternmost end of Dalkey’s heritage village overlooking Killiney Bay, the row of eight four-storey houses with wraparound sea views has traditionally been an oasis of professional class anonymity. These...

18 November 2007

U2 finally get go-ahead for €150m hotel plan

U2 have finally found what they’re looking for — planning permission for a €150m revamp of the Clarence Hotel. The rock supergroup have been given the green light by Dublin City Council to...

16 November 2007

Watchdog to lobby for Causeway centre

Northern Ireland’s newly established design watchdog has renewed its efforts to ensure Heneghan Peng’s Giant’s Causeway visitors’ centre is built.At the second meeting of the Ministerial Advisory Group last week, the group voted...