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24 July 2008

A Phoenix Arisen from the Ashes

Restoration of a Georgian Dublin townhouse is no small undertaking – however when done right, the rewards can be breathtaking. Happily this has been accomplished at 5 South Leinster Street by the Office...

23 July 2008

Public hearing on Ballsbridge tower scheme begins

A Bord Pleanála public hearing on a proposed high-rise scheme for the site of the former veterinary college in Ballsbridge, Dublin, which adjoins the Jurys/Berkeley Court site owned by developer Seán Dunne, begins...

23 July 2008

Architects have designs on Venice

Ireland’s participation in the 11th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale, this autumn, was announced by Minister for the Arts Martin Cullen yesterday. Nine Irish architectural practices are heading to the exhibition, starting on...

22 July 2008

New grants for energy efficient homes unveiled

Developers are being encouraged to build energy efficient, low carbon housing through a new grant scheme designed to help fund their construction. The Low Carbon Homes Programme will give capital grants for homes...

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,...