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27 October 2008

Belfast firm Hackett Hall McKnight win YAYA 2008

Belfast firm Hackett Hall McKnight have won the Young Architect of the Year 2008 award. Formed by Alastair Hall, Mark Hackett and Ian McKnight, in 2003 in Belfast after they had worked abroad,...

27 October 2008

Dublin firm wins global architecture award

Dublin-based Grafton Architects, run by Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell, have scooped the first World Building of the Year award at the inaugural World Festival of Architecture for their new faculty building at...

27 October 2008

Milan university building beats Hadid and Foster to top prize

A university building in Milan, designed by Irish practice Grafton Architects, has scooped the top prize at the inaugural World Architecture Festival awards, beating architectural heavyweights Zaha Hadid and Foster and Partners. The...

24 October 2008

Top European planner ‘astonished’ by rural housing sprawl

One OF Europe’s leading planners said yesterday that she was “astonished” by the sprawl of housing in rural Ireland. She said it represented a “spoiling of the territory” that should be protected in...

23 October 2008

Grafton Architects win at World Architecture Festival

The World Architecture Festival celebrates the work, concerns and aspirations of the international architectural community, during a three-day event taking place in Barcelona, Spain from 22 to 24 October 2008. Divided into many...

23 October 2008

Not all plain sailing at canalside house

The front of this Dublin house looks a tad twee, with its rustic stone that is no doubt meant to recall the stables that would have traditionally been in the gardens of period...

23 October 2008

Henrietta Street exhibition on contemporary design in historic settings

All 79 entries to an architectural competition to complete the end of a Georgian terrace on Dublin’s historic Henrietta Street will go on show at Dublin City Hall. The ideas competition asked for...

23 October 2008

New cross-border bridge at Narrow Water

The design of a new bridge across the border between the Republic and the North has been unveiled. The 280-metre-long cable-stayed bridge will link Narrow Water near Warrenpoint in Co Down with Cornamucklagh...

22 October 2008

Irish architectural firm opens office in Shanghai

Irish architecture firm Henry J Lyons and Partners officially opened its new Shanghai office yesterday, saying the facility marks a significant step in its efforts to expand in China and the broader region....