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29 July 2008

Bank of Ireland HQ redevelopment

A planning application to extend the Bank of Ireland on Baggot Street, has been lodged – 15,000 sq m with several additional floors and extended floorplates to the rear. Many objections have been...

26 July 2008

Bank in a brave new world

Years ago, after the battle for Georgian Dublin had been joined, it was a common theme – almost an article of faith – for architects to argue that the 18th-century houses conservationists sought...

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...