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12 February 2008

Planning permission for 18 Dublin billboards rejected

An Bord Pleanála has refused permission for 18 advertising panels, which were to be erected as part of the Dublin city bike rental scheme, largely on the grounds that they would endanger public...

12 February 2008

European Architecture Students Assembly 2008 taking place in Dublin – Letterfrack

The 28th European Architecture Students Assembly will take place in Ireland from the 9th to the 24th of August 2008. More than 400 students of architecture and related disciplines from more than 40...

07 February 2008

Sleeping giant huddles into the landscape

This is a house of contradictions and counterbalances, and it causes the mind to wrestle with these right from the first view of it: it is a large abode, at 500sq m (5,398sq...

05 February 2008

Alien design concept in foreign aid building

We spent nearly €177 million on Irish overseas aid 10 years ago and now that has risen to around €914 million as we head for the UN target of spending 0.7 per cent...

05 February 2008

Call for Entries: RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2008

The RIAI invites its members to submit projects which were certified ‘practically complete’ during calendar year 2007. The awards and commended entries will form an exhibition, which will be shown across Ireland. The...

04 February 2008

Skyscrapers scaling new heights to beat council cut-off point

Dublin is set to become a skyscraper city, and the sky’s the limit on how tall buildings can go. More than a dozen high-rise buildings are in the pipeline, even though the city...

01 February 2008

De Paor Architects creates development aid showroom in Dublin

Tom De Paor has remodelled a Dublin shop to serve as an information centre on Irish overseas development assistance. It’s an experiment in transparency both for client and architect. In 2008, Ireland is...

31 January 2008

New town centre for 21st century in west Dublin

An ambitious town centre on 20 acres is planned for the heart of Adamstown, Dublin’s newest suburb. Fiona Tyrrell reports. A new town centre roughly the size of St Stephen’s Green – planned...

30 January 2008

Application for new €1.2bn town centre

A planning application to develop Ireland’s newest town centre has been lodged with South Dublin County Council. Adamstown Central will cost more than €1.2bn to develop and will be equivalent in size to...