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11 May 2008

Architectural photographer snaps up new business

When Gerry O’Leary was a child, his mother owned a Brownie Box camera. When he was eight years old, she let him hold it. When he was 12, he bought a camera and,...

10 May 2008

Passive resistance

Beware the snake-oil sellers. This is the advice traditionally handed down to any novice seeking to build their own eco-home. But compared with even the boldest of boasts offered by some within the...

10 May 2008

Dublin’s last iconic factory to become real estate

The sights, sounds and smells of the Guinness brewery at St James’s Gate in Dublin have been part and parcel of the Liberties for nearly 250 years – ever since Arthur Guinness himself...

08 May 2008

Winning Portobello extension combines sleekness and humanity

Remodelling and extending a single-storey cottage in Portobello, Dublin 8, won A2 Architects – run by Peter Carroll and Caomhan Murphy – one of the AAI’s top awards. It is a protected structure...

08 May 2008

Brutal, honest youth centre wins top award

Sometimes it takes an outsider to spot the obvious. “A cycle seems to be forming in Ireland that needs to be broken,” according to Brussels-born architect Julien de Smedt. “The younger generation of...

08 May 2008

Arts Council announces study into Public Engagement with Architecture

The Arts Council is pleased to announce that it is currently undertaking research into the public’s engagement with architecture in Ireland. The Arts Council has commissioned a team, led by Mullan Consulting, to...

07 May 2008

19th C. – Former Schoolhouse, Cuckoo Lane, Dublin

Down a very narrow lane between Georges Hill and Halston Street, this commercial premises may started out as a schoolhouse before being used for sometime as a parish hall for St. Michan’s.

07 May 2008

U2 tower now ready for Elevation

After years of planning, wrangling and rowing, it finally looks like the landmark U2 tower is finally set to get off the ground. Plans for the Liffey highrise remain on course even though...

04 May 2008

1882 – Bachelor Inn, No.31 Bachelor’s Walk, Dublin

A fine old pub façade which still shows the location of the original corner entrance. This is now blocked up and converted to two windows but the original decorative corbells on the signage...