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22 July 2008

‘The Lives of Spaces’ launched

‘The Lives of Spaces’ – Ireland’s participation at the 11th International Architecture Exhibition was launched at a reception in Newman House today. The Irish entry to the Venice Architecture Biennale is a Culture...

21 July 2008

Scaled-down visions for tall buildings

Cork has again stolen a march on Dublin, with the Elysian tower overtaking Cork County Hall to claim the title of the Republic’s tallest building, 11m (36ft) higher than Liberty Hall in Dublin,...

21 July 2008

Spire to shine once again after lights are repaired

The lights on top of the Spire on Dublin’s O’Connell Street will be switched back on tomorrow night, following their repair last weekend, several months after they had stopped working. The Spire, which...

19 July 2008

1818 – Custom House, Cork

Architect: William Hargrave The first known Custom House in Cork was built in 1724 in Emmet Place and is now part of the Crawford Art Gallery. In 1818 a new Custom House was...

19 July 2008

1973 – Merrion Hall, Sandymount, Dublin

Architect: Stephenson Gibney & Associates The Merrion Hall office building provided accommodation for Irish Shipping Limited, Coras Trachtala (The Irish Export Board) and The Irish Goods Council. The site, on Strand Road, Sandymount,...

19 July 2008

1930 – Kodak House, Rathmines, Dublin

Architect: Donnelly Moore & Keatinge Kodak House is one of two listed art Deco buildings in Dublin. Designed by Donnelly, Moore and Keatinge, completed in 1930, with later modifications by William Sedgewick Keatinge...

17 July 2008

Planners waste architects’ time

Eighty percent of architects believe that planning decisions made by local authorities do not support good quality design, according to a survey commissioned by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI)....

17 July 2008

Clarence Hotel green lighted – with small changes

An Bord Pleanala has given the go ahead to the Norman Foster-designed project, which has been going through the planning process for over a year and a half. The decision is hugely significant...

16 July 2008

Architects rate Sligo as best council for planning

Eighty per cent of architects believe that planning decisions made by local authorities do not support good quality design, according to a survey commissioned by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland...