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03 April 2008

Extending homes into a new world of design

While many experienced architects steer clear of designing extensions, one practice has dedicated itself to small domestic jobs. As with many architectural practices, the people behind Extend began with extensions but then grew...

30 March 2008

Covered arcade planned for Liffey Island scheme

A covered arcade along part of the Liffey with shops and cafes is being planned by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority. Details of the project were unveiled last week as the authority outlined...

28 March 2008

1973 – River House, 21/25 Chancery Street, Dublin

Architect: Patrick J. Sheahan & Partners Formerly the Motor Tax office, now empty, and possibly awaiting demolition. Abhorantly ugly development that was slated for demolition and redevelopment into an even more horrible building....

27 March 2008

Farm buildings, part of our heritage, now eligible for grants

Thousands of traditional farm buildings, some centuries old, are now eligible for grant support for conservation under the Rural Environmental Protection Scheme (REPS) scheme. The Heritage Council has said that the historical significance...

24 March 2008

Historic house destroyed

An historic house in Waterford city was destroyed in a fire on Saturday evening. Gardai and four tenders from the Waterford City Fire Service attended the scene at Cathedral Square at 5.30pm, as...

24 March 2008

Dare to be different: Elm Park, Dublin

Bucholz McEvoy Architects’ Elm Park is a stunning 300m mixed-use, sustainable extension to Dublin, made all the more attractive by the charmless dross that surrounds it. The scrappy outskirts of Dublin are the...

23 March 2008

VHI plans to use former church as headquarters

The VHI is planning to develop new headquarters on top of the former Scots Presbyterian church hall on Abbey Street in Dublin city centre. The church will become the main entrance and foyer...

20 March 2008

Opening the door to better design

When Russell and Cliona Fitzsimons were looking for a new home for their growing family they viewed houses with extensions but were not impressed by what they saw. “We got very disillusioned because...

20 March 2008

Gormley announces 25m heritage grants

A range of heritage properties from Bantry House in Co Cork to Connolly’s Folly in Co Kildare are set to benefit from almost 25 million in grants announced by Minister for the Environment...