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17 April 2008

Department objects to Clarence plan

The Department of the Environment has objected to the €150 million plans by U2 and their manager Paul McGuinness for a “world class” hotel featuring an elliptical flying saucer-like structure, based around the...

17 April 2008

‘A lot of designs are too clean’

Helle Søholt set up Gehl Architects with Jan Gehl in 2000. Jan has written a number of books on urban design and had had an academic life before setting up practice at the...

17 April 2008

Selling the markets area back to the people

There is a lot of knitting going on in north Dublin and the result will be a whole new city fabric. In the DIT Grangegorman site, masterplan architects DMOD and Moore Ruble Yudel...

17 April 2008

‘Planners need the confidence to say no sometimes’

Ken Shuttleworth used to work at Foster + Partners before setting up on his own – as Make Architects – in 2004. He has worked in collaboration with a number of practices including...

17 April 2008

John Roberts Weekend, Waterford 25th – 27th April 2008

This year the John Roberts Waterford is celebrating energy savings through the domestic built environment. This key event will be held on Friday 25th April in City Hall at 8.00p.m. with John Gormley,...

15 April 2008

Town faces monstrous fate, all in the name of progress

Of all the travesties perpetrated in the name of progress in Ireland, this surely has to be the grimmest A fate is being proposed for the pleasant little town of Celbridge which is...

15 April 2008

North by northwest, a celebration of Liam McCormick

Liam McCormick, regarded as the “father of modern church architecture in Ireland”, was a giant of Irish architecture throughout the second half of the 20th century and one of only a handful of...

09 April 2008

Concrete: creating beauty from liquid stone

Contractors are getting better at working with concrete and so are architects, says David Bennett, concrete consultant, who has worked with many Irish architects over the years. He cites Scott Tallon Walker’s monument...

09 April 2008

No. 16 Henrietta Street, Dublin – Open Design Ideas Competition

The RIAI is running an open ideas design competition for the vacant site of No. 16 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1 on behalf of Dublin City Council. The design competition for No. 16 Henrietta...