Twitter Facebook Vimeo Youtube Google Plus Pinterest Tumblr
08 July 2007

1890 – Tropical Fruit Importers Building, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin

The former Tropical Fruit Company warehouse is a fine warehouse from the 1890s, with two gables facing on the quays. It has two original keystones from Carlisle bridge which were too large for...

11 June 2007

1792 – Rutland Fountain, Merrion Square, Dublin

Architect: Francis Sandys Dating from 1792, the fountain is a commemoration of the Duke of Rutland, Charles Manners who commissioned the piece before his untimely death at the age of thirty-three. Originally water...

22 April 2007

1910 – Former Williams & Woods Warehouse, Kings Inns Street, Dublin

Architect: A large concrete frame warehouse with a overscaled cornice and rustication. Original signage on an angled corner facing down towards Parnell Street. Originally a warehouse for a sweet manufacturer, and recently used...

18 February 2007

Francis Pym: Ulster Museum, Belfast

Text © Shane O’Toole. Photos © Mark Hackett. Fuller version of the piece first published in The Sunday Times, February 18, 2007, as “We must learn to love this culture bunker” It’s Belfast’s...

03 September 2006

FKL architects: SubUrban to SuperRural, Venice Architecture Biennale

Text © Shane O’Toole. Images courtesy of the architects. Fuller version of the piece first published in The Sunday Times, September 3, 2006, as “A great development”. Mankind has entered the urban age....

22 May 2005

FKL Architects: Library & Fingal local area offices, Baldoyle, County Dublin

Text © Shane O’Toole. Photos © Paul Tierney. Drawings © FKL Architects. A fuller version of the piece first published in The Sunday Times, May 22, 2005, as “Time to think outside the...

27 March 2005

O’Donnell + Tuomey: Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork

Text © Shane O’Toole. Photos © Dennis Gilbert | VIEW Pictures. Drawings © O’Donnell + Tuomey. Composite version of the pieces published in Building Design 1648, October 29, 2004, as “Celestial vessel” and...

20 February 2005

Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects: Habitat 825, West Hollywood, CA

Text © Shane O’Toole. Jai House photos variously © Michael Weschler, Jasper Johal, Jonn Coolidge. Lexton MacCarthy Residence photo, Habitat 825 model photos and Jai House plans © Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects. Schindler Kings...

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...