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14 March 2000

Tom de Paor: A13 Artscape, East London

Text © Shane O’Toole. Railway footbridge and pavilion at Four Oaks, Birmingham, designed in collaboration with Eilís O’Connell. Photo of O’Connell’s maquette © Eilís O’Connell. Pump House photo © Douglas Atfield. All others...

12 March 2000

Niall McLaughlin Architects: Shack, Northamptonshire

Text © Shane O’Toole. Collage and bottom photo © Niall McLaughlin Architects. All other photos © Nick Kane. First published in The Sunday Times, March 12, 2000, as “Making light of building” to...

12 January 2000

Women architects mystery

Although 42pc of architectural students who qualified ten years ago were women, only 16pc of women are currently registered as working in the profession here. Where are the others? Ireland has a smaller...

02 January 2000

de Blacam and Meagher: 1 Castle Street, Dublin

Text © Shane O’Toole. Photo of Castle Street © Dublin Civic Trust. Photo of corner of Castle Street and Werburgh Street © de Blacam and Meagher. All other photos © MacInnes Photography Ltd....

06 December 1999

1997 – Smithfield Plaza Competition

Architect: McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects The winning design entry by McGarry NiEanaigh for the Smithfield Plaza competition. In 1997 Dublin Corporation sponsored an international design competition for the regeneration of the space at...

30 November 1999

1899 – Yeats Memorial Building, Sligo, Co. Sligo

Architect: Vincent Craig Originally designed as the Royal Bank by Vincent Craig, brother of the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, Lord Craigavon. After the formation of Allied Irish Bank, it was donated...

08 June 1999

Ireland 2nd most expensive

Ireland is now the second most expensive country in Europe for buying a house according to a new international survey. It now costs 18 times the average yearly disposable income to purchase a...

03 June 1999

Planning horror of 1960s could now be demolished

One notable shortcoming in Dublin Corporation’s otherwise all-encompassing integrated area plan for O’Connell Street was its failure to address what should happen to O’Connell Bridge House, apart from acknowledging that the coherence of...

01 June 1999

Docklands site for new £31m college

A new £31m third-level college for Dublin’s Docklands was announced yesterday. The new campus for the National College of Ireland will be built on a 1.3 acre site on Mayor Street in the...