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20 November 2008

Glass extension designed for gazing at the garden

When the owners of this west Dublin house commissioned an architect to design them an extension, they were not only improving their own home but also offering their daughter a valuable lesson. Ruth...

20 November 2008

New concert arena has a point to make

The Romans would recognise the shape of Dublin’s new O2 arena on North Wall Quay, even though it is all indoors and festooned with air-conditioning ducts and lighting gantries, with bars and food...

19 November 2008

Denis Byrne Architects wins Bord Gáis Competition

Bord Gáis Networks has announced that the winner of the National Distribution Control Building at Dubber Cross, Finglas is Denis Byrne Architects. The RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland) administered the...

17 November 2008

Orchestral manoeuvres on the campus

We don’t hear many good-news stories in these days of doom and gloom; but today’s official opening of the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s new building, on the campus of the University of Limerick (UL),...

13 November 2008

Turning the corner in social housing design

York Street flats were the last real slums in Dublin to survive into the 21st century, and probably provided a setting for films that needed an authentic “tenement” backdrop. But now they’ve been...

13 November 2008

UL gets permission for Grafton Architects’ Medical School

The University of Limerick has received planning permission from Clare County Council to build its €12M medical school across the Shannon from the main campus. It is hoped that construction will begin on...

12 November 2008

City council unveils plans for 22-storey tower

Plans for the regeneration of the George’s Quay area, which would allow the construction of a 22-storey tower opposite the Custom House, are to be released for public consultation by Dublin City Council...

10 November 2008

Refurbishing a Georgian Office Building

Paul Dillon Architects have recently moved into their refurbished Georgian office, a protected structure in the heart of Galway built between 1820 and 1840. The architectural practice enlisted the help of their long-time...

04 November 2008

Roche rejected advice on Clarence Hotel proposals from department

Former Minister for the Environment Dick Roche rejected a strong recommendation from his department’s heritage officers that it should object to plans for the redevelopment of Dublin’s Clarence Hotel. Documents released to The...