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13 February 2005

Niall McLaughlin Architects: Dirk Cove, County Cork

Text © Shane O’Toole. Plans and both aerial photos © Niall McLaughlin Architects. All other photos © Nick Kane. Fuller version of the piece first published in The Sunday Times, February 13, 2005,...

13 June 2004

15 Usher’s Island, The House of The Dead

Text © Shane O’Toole. Fuller version of the piece first published in The Sunday Times, June 13, 2004, as “Back from The Dead” Brendan Kilty, host and owner, is literally run off his...

14 October 2003

3W and DDDA Press Release on U2 Landmark Tower

To put an end to the speculation on the U2 tower competition, 3W and the Dublin Docklands Development Authority have agreed to issue this joint statement which outlines the facts. Up and coming...

05 October 2003

Were 3W the architects the DDDA were looking for?

On October 1st, Irish-architecture.com motivated by the ongoing debate regarding the official winner, circulated a request to its mailinglist subscribers and the readers of affiliated websites for entries to the U2 Landmark Tower...

04 October 2003

2003 – Unbuilt Dublin – U2 Landmark Tower

Architect: Burdon Dunne Architects / Craig Henry Architects Our proposal for this site presents a dynamic twisted tower block, fully glazed with a double skinned surface and sheathed with anti-glare louvres to the...

08 September 2003

Frank Gehry’s first British building is complete. It’s not what you’d expect

Take an average 1970s hospital in an average provincial British city: big, concrete, sprawling, impersonal, set on the edge of town. Then ask one of the world’s leading architects to add a tiny...

07 September 2003

Building a bridge over the Clyde… and into the future

SAD, bad and dangerous to know, the River Clyde was the source of Glasgow’s Victorian prosperity. But for the last 30 years it has been a thorn in the side, constantly undermining the...

02 September 2003

Rogers and Foster in shortlist to build £40m Clyde bridge

The best known architects in Britain have been shortlisted to design a new “living” bridge across the River Clyde which will cost around £40m. Practices headed by Norman Foster and Richard Rogers are...

01 September 2003

Top firms battle to design ‘living bridge’

A host of Britain’s top architects have been shortlisted to design a new £40million bridge across the River Clyde. Six of the country’s best-known practices will battle it out for the right to...