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28 May 2008

Conversations about Architecture and the Built Environment

The Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government and the Irish Architecture Foundation have launched a series of public meetings to consult with the public on the new Policy on Architecture. The Irish...

21 May 2008

City is capital for country’s best buildings

A total of 17 of the capital’s structures were among the 25 shortlisted in the Irish Architecture Awards 2008. The list which included the Health and Science Centre in UCD, Irish Lights in...

12 May 2008

Shane de Blacam to lecture on his recent work in New York

Following the success of Shane O Toole’s lecture Import+Export and Anchor and Animation by Grafton Architects, Shane de Blacam’s lecture, Recent Buildings by de Blacam and Meagher will take place on Tuesday the...

12 May 2008

AAI Awards 2008 announced

The aims of the AAI Awards are to encourage higher standards of architecture throughout the country, to inform the public about emerging directions in contemporary architecture and to recognise projects that make a...

11 May 2008

Colour fix

Architects the world over come in all shapes and sizes and embrace a variety of philosophies, but one thing many of them share is a common love of the stark white wall. Architect...

11 May 2008

Architectural photographer snaps up new business

When Gerry O’Leary was a child, his mother owned a Brownie Box camera. When he was eight years old, she let him hold it. When he was 12, he bought a camera and,...

10 May 2008

Passive resistance

Beware the snake-oil sellers. This is the advice traditionally handed down to any novice seeking to build their own eco-home. But compared with even the boldest of boasts offered by some within the...

10 May 2008

Dublin’s last iconic factory to become real estate

The sights, sounds and smells of the Guinness brewery at St James’s Gate in Dublin have been part and parcel of the Liberties for nearly 250 years – ever since Arthur Guinness himself...

08 May 2008

Winning Portobello extension combines sleekness and humanity

Remodelling and extending a single-storey cottage in Portobello, Dublin 8, won A2 Architects – run by Peter Carroll and Caomhan Murphy – one of the AAI’s top awards. It is a protected structure...