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08 May 2008

Brutal, honest youth centre wins top award

Sometimes it takes an outsider to spot the obvious. “A cycle seems to be forming in Ireland that needs to be broken,” according to Brussels-born architect Julien de Smedt. “The younger generation of...

08 May 2008

Arts Council announces study into Public Engagement with Architecture

The Arts Council is pleased to announce that it is currently undertaking research into the public’s engagement with architecture in Ireland. The Arts Council has commissioned a team, led by Mullan Consulting, to...

07 May 2008

19th C. – Former Schoolhouse, Cuckoo Lane, Dublin

Down a very narrow lane between Georges Hill and Halston Street, this commercial premises may started out as a schoolhouse before being used for sometime as a parish hall for St. Michan’s.

07 May 2008

U2 tower now ready for Elevation

After years of planning, wrangling and rowing, it finally looks like the landmark U2 tower is finally set to get off the ground. Plans for the Liffey highrise remain on course even though...

04 May 2008

1882 – Bachelor Inn, No.31 Bachelor’s Walk, Dublin

A fine old pub fa├žade which still shows the location of the original corner entrance. This is now blocked up and converted to two windows but the original decorative corbells on the signage...

04 May 2008

1780s – Cambridge House, Arbour Hill, Dublin

The residence of a Royal Duke for a short time in the 19th century. This was the Duke of Cambridge, then Prince George of Cambridge, grandson of George III, and first cousin of...

04 May 2008

1887 – Greek Orthodox Church, Arbour Hill, Dublin

Architect: George Smith A former National School, the small building is now the home of the Greek Orthodox congregation in Dublin. An external mosaic icon has been added to a closed up window,...

04 May 2008

1851 – St. Michan’s Presbytery, Halston Street, Dublin

Architect: John Bourke A fine presbytery house sited next to its church. Now facing across the public park created on the site of Newgate Gaol. Shame about the nasty uPVC windows that have...

03 May 2008

1877 – Nos. 12-13 Cornmarket, Dublin

Architect: McCurdy & Mitchell Large stone-faced commercial building with a rather grim facade.