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23 April 2009

1846 – Irish Rail Works, Inchicore, Dublin

Inchicore Works is the headquarters for Mechanical Engineering and Rolling Stock maintenance in Irish Rail. Established in 1846, it is the largest engineering complex of its kind in Ireland with a site area...

22 April 2009

Shortlisted projects designed for variety of uses

Social housing and innovative private sector schemes feature on the shortlist for Ireland’s premier housing design award, the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Silver Medal, to be presented next Monday....

22 April 2009

Shelbourne Development First to submit plans for Clonburris

Shelbourne Development has submitted planning application for Kishoge, a unique sustainable property development at Clonburris, Ireland’s first designated eco district. The application seeks permission for a medium density mix of generously proportioned homes...

22 April 2009

Carlton site plan would be a ‘gross overdevelopment’

The proposed redevelopment of the Carlton cinema site in Dublin city centre would constitute gross overdevelopment and could have an adverse impact on many protected structures, An Bord Pleanála has been told. The...

21 April 2009

Carlton cinema site development ‘could undermine character of O’Connell Street’

The proposed €1.25 billion redevelopment of a 5.5 acre site centred on the former Carlton cinema on O’Connell Street, could “serious and irreversibly” undermine the character of Dublin’s main street, An Bord Pleanála...

20 April 2009

ESB competition for world-class redesign of HQ

The ESB intends to use the opportunity provided by the redevelopment of its head office in Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin, which it announced last week, to create a “world-class example of sustainable and innovative...

20 April 2009

Which foreign word best captures our feelings at this jittery moment?

Especially for people in Ireland, schadenfreude as the big fish flounder, angst in the wake of the Budget, ennui as the excuses drag on, all apply. But running counter to the thud, the...

17 April 2009

A House by FKL Architects

Dublin architects FLK have completed a residence called A House in Dublin, Ireland. “The house is an exploration of diagonal space within an orthogonal form and the possibilities of integrating environmental concerns at...

17 April 2009

Call for Papers: The Politics of Architectural Destruction

Whether inflicted intentionally or collaterally, whether wrought by invading forces or internal factions, and whether upon civic, domestic, or sacred buildings, architectural destruction and the destruction of built environments has always been an...