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# Architecture

Last year
# Architecture
10 - 12 Hanover Quay voted Ireland's favourite building
The building won the Public Choice Award in the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland awards.
# kevin street lower
Flats dubbed 'poor quality architecture' defended by senator in submission against LED billboard
The digital display would have an ‘adverse impact’ on residents, Dublin City Council said.
All time
# pritzker prize
Architecture's top prize awarded to two Irish women
Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara were awarded the Pritzker prize today.
# Future of Housing
What the future of community living could look like in Limerick City's Georgian neighbourhood
We spoke to Architect Rosie Webb at the CoHousing Here event in Dublin about alternative housing models.
# insider guide
Boomtime beauties: 6 Celtic Tiger buildings that deserve more appreciation, according to architects
Plus one that continues to divide opinion.
# protected structures
'An unprecedented number': 1,700 buildings in Dublin are awaiting protected status
“A lot of amazing buildings are being torn down because they aren’t protected,” Green Party councillor Patrick Costello has said.
# deco dublin
From flats to nightclubs: An insider guide to 7 overlooked art deco gems around Dublin
The capital’s little-known art deco heritage.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Are two Herbert Simms flat complexes in Dublin to be demolished?
There has been commentary online about plans for Pearse House and Markievicz House to be demolished – but are they set to be knocked down?
# 9/9A Aungier Street
Superstitious symbols and shoes hidden under floorboards: The house where medieval and modern Dublin meet
9/9A Aungier Street dates back to 1664 where it was constructed as a medieval estate outside the old city wall.
# snapshot
Step by step: 12 of Ireland's most striking staircases, in photos
Striking curves, beautiful bannisters.
# gotta catch a mall
5 of Ireland's most underappreciated shopping centres, according to an architect
We spend a lot of time in shopping centres. But how often do we consider their design? We asked an architect for some highlights.
# snapshot
12 striking photos of ruined buildings around Ireland
A tour of the beautiful and derelict dwellings across the country.
# Limerick
Attempt to stop Georgian house being replaced with 'crude and insensitive' apartment block
Campaigners say the possible demolition of Curragower House is “completely unwarranted”.
# city of tribes
Unsung Galway: A guide to the city in 7 underappreciated buildings
From towers to gargoyles.
# 14 henrietta street
Former tenement house will take visitors on 300-year tour of Dublin life
The building in Dublin’s north inner city has won two architectural awards.
# Dublin
This is Ireland's favourite building
The shortlist for the public choice award included 31 entries around the island of Ireland and one in India.
# Double Take
Double Take: The striking Corporation flats designed by Herbert G Simms
The buildings that shape Dublin’s city centre.
# Architecture
'How I created my dream home from a house that hadn't been renovated since 1934'
Home renovations often take more time and money than planned.
# it's all about the details
10 beautiful architectural details around Dublin you may not have noticed
From the church at the airport, to the secret bar in Trinity.
# ooooo aaaaa
A look at Limerick's new multi-million courthouse
The courthouse is part of a €135 million redesign of court buildings across the country.
# career building
'Design can improve couples' relationships': 7 things you didn't know about my job as an architect
Denise O’Connor, managing director of Optimise Design, shares some insights.
# One Man's Trash
An insider's tour of Dublin in 6 much-maligned modern buildings
We asked two architects to share their thoughts on Dublin’s notable buildings that are often overlooked.
# Architecture
This is the architectural design of the year
The building is designed to resemble a flood dragon rising from the water.
# Architecture
This design has been chosen to replace the Norwegian government HQ damaged in fatal 2011 attacks
The design, named Adapt, was chosen this week.
# old central bank
This is what the new Central Plaza in Dublin could look like
The plan includes restaurants, shops and a rooftop venue with 360° views of the city.
# Going Up
The man behind the skyscrapers: 'I have done houses, museums and the world's tallest building'
One man who would know is Marshall Strabala.
# Galway
This is Ireland's favourite building
The shortlist included 60 projects across 13 counties and three international projects.
# floating ideas
Futuristic 'drone ports' are one way of redesigning empty shopping centres
As the e-commerce sector grows, the ‘drone port’ could make deliveries easier for companies.
# Architecture
From tree houses to museums: Public asked to vote for Ireland's favourite building
The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland wants your opinion.
# New living
Shanghai is building a massive agricultural district with a vertical farm
The farms will primarily grow leafy greens, like kale, bok choi, and spinach.
# Chicago
Here are the designs for Barack Obama's $500 million presidential library
The former US president wants the library to “create an institution that will train the next generation of leadership”.
# where we sat down
This English student accommodation building is based on the Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Because why not?
# Trees
This 40-storey skyscraper has trees climbing all the way to the top
It will be the first skyscraper in the French city, with construction due to start next week and finish in 2022.
# Morocco
In Casablanca, locals are building shanty towns on the rooftops of historic apartment buildings
A housing crisis has led Moroccans to cobble together makeshift homes.
# So Long
This New York skyscraper would be the world's longest building
Longest, not tallest.
# city centre
Top US architects are re-imagining Dublin One to make it 'a vibrant destination'
And they want the public’s input.
# Architecture
This building will have the tallest atrium in the world
The Zaha Hadid-designed building will be finished next year.
# Cliffs of Oh No
This cabin has great views - because it hangs off a cliff
It can only be reached by climbing or helicopter.
# Pooled Resources
Every apartment in this building has a private pool on its balcony
The cost? A mere €5 million.
# Gold medal
This skyscraper is the architectural design of the year
Now the world’s second-tallest building, the tower began construction in 2008 and took seven years to build.