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#Architecture

From TheJournal.ie 100-year-old house? Here are a few tips for an energy-efficient upgrade Renovation Station

100-year-old house? Here are a few tips for an energy-efficient upgrade

It’s easier than you may think.

From TheJournal.ie Running out of space? Add an extra storey... Renovation Station

Running out of space? Add an extra storey...

Creating space out of nowhere with an extra bedroom and extra storey – it’s magic.

From TheJournal.ie Making the fairytale come true for your family home Inspiration

Making the fairytale come true for your family home

We spoke to David Leahy about fulfilling his dream of a home for the ages in his native Co Limerick.

From TheJournal.ie How to slip a house into a 2.3-metre wide corridor Renovation Station

How to slip a house into a 2.3-metre wide corridor

This is an incredibly clever extension.

From TheJournal.ie How to wake up a tired old semi-d for modern family life Renovation Station

How to wake up a tired old semi-d for modern family life

A rundown home in Shankill, Dublin finds it mojo (and some light and space).

From TheJournal.ie From tower blocks to BER ratings... the housing landscape has changed a lot in sixty years From The Ground Up

From tower blocks to BER ratings... the housing landscape has changed a lot in sixty years

Here we take a look back on what building trends have shaped the modern era.

From TheJournal.ie Mixing the modern with the historical is a perfect combination Renovation Station

Mixing the modern with the historical is a perfect combination

This 19th century home didn’t need a pastiche of the past – so a renovating architect looked to its future.

From TheJournal.ie London is getting a new bridge and some of the designs are amazing Not Falling Down

London is getting a new bridge and some of the designs are amazing

One looks like a rocket ship.

From TheJournal.ie Studio of light an awe-inspiring surprise in red-bricked Ranelagh Renovation Station

Studio of light an awe-inspiring surprise in red-bricked Ranelagh

There are some serious conversation-starters behind the door of the Dublin home architect Ciarán Coy designed for himself.

From TheJournal.ie How an amazing retrofit improved this Irish home's energy rating by 90% Renovation Station

How an amazing retrofit improved this Irish home's energy rating by 90%

This Dublin semi-d became the first certified ‘passive’ retrofit home here.

From TheJournal.ie Mirror mirror on the... exterior wall of your house On Reflection

Mirror mirror on the... exterior wall of your house

A trend for – very literally – mirroring the landscape surrounding a building is gaining international traction.

From TheJournal.ie A marriage of history and art under one roof in the Burren Inspiration

A marriage of history and art under one roof in the Burren

This incredible classically-proportioned home commands its spot in a wild landscape – and provides refuge for its owners.

From TheJournal.ie What do you think of the 19 'best new buildings' in America? Would You Look At That

What do you think of the 19 'best new buildings' in America?

The list has been chosen by the American Institute of Architecture.

From TheJournal.ie Did this famous Irish designer nearly fall into obscurity because of chauvinism? The Price Of Desire

Did this famous Irish designer nearly fall into obscurity because of chauvinism?

Eileen Gray was known for her pioneering work within architecture’s Modern Movement.

From TheJournal.ie Fancy living in the world's first underwater city? Sea Views

Fancy living in the world's first underwater city?

The designers believe it will be sustainable and not affected by hurricanes or earthquakes.

From TheJournal.ie Good mews: from laneway garage to a gorgeous city pad Renovation Station

Good mews: from laneway garage to a gorgeous city pad

Mews properties are a typical feature of city living – and this clever design makes the absolute best of their limited floor area.

From TheJournal.ie From Gandy's Cottages to Bungalow Bliss: the history of the 'pattern book' Best Laid Plans

From Gandy's Cottages to Bungalow Bliss: the history of the 'pattern book'

Architectural design manuals have been with us for centuries.

From TheJournal.ie The 10 tallest buildings that were never finished Skyscrapers

The 10 tallest buildings that were never finished

Some buildings were just never meant to be…

From TheJournal.ie Nice buildings put up in Dublin in the past 25 years? Why, yes, there are Building Blocks

Nice buildings put up in Dublin in the past 25 years? Why, yes, there are

Giant undertaking charts over 150 buildings that showcase excellent architecture in the capital since 1990.

From TheJournal.ie Spectacular saunas that make us want to take our clothes off Aaannnd Relax

Spectacular saunas that make us want to take our clothes off

Stunning curves, letting it all hang out – some of the features that makes these architectural gems shine.

From TheJournal.ie Trying to work with an older extension - how one architect solved the problem Renovation Station

Trying to work with an older extension - how one architect solved the problem

A Wexford couple wanted a bigger kitchen – they got a whole new feel to their home into the bargain.

From TheJournal.ie The hotel that acts as a wind instrument Thar She Blows

The hotel that acts as a wind instrument

A lakeside location and an Aeolian harp inspires this meditative space in Japan.

From TheJournal.ie What's behind the magic door of this modest streetfront? Renovation Station

What's behind the magic door of this modest streetfront?

It was once a temporary jail, and was semi-derelict when snapped up – but now this 1790s house in Kerry is a real family bolthole.

From TheJournal.ie This might be the most beautiful office space in the world Wow Factor This post contains a poll

This might be the most beautiful office space in the world

…Or would you prefer the Bond villain lair-type bunker in Sweden here?

From TheJournal.ie What kind of house does an architect build for his own family? Inspiration Station

What kind of house does an architect build for his own family?

John McLaughlin created this beautiful garden house to bring light, peace and nature to everyday life.

From TheJournal.ie Renovation station: Shutters back on a warm extension for a protected house Inspiration

Renovation station: Shutters back on a warm extension for a protected house

Each week, we focus on a makeover of an Irish home into a wonderful living space.

From TheJournal.ie Gallic row brewing over 180m tall pyramid for Paris skyline Sky's The Limit

Gallic row brewing over 180m tall pyramid for Paris skyline

That’s about 1.5 time the height of the Spire of Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Renovation station: Reviving a 1950s terracotta-tiled beauty Inspiration

Renovation station: Reviving a 1950s terracotta-tiled beauty

Each week, we focus on a makeover of an Irish home into a wonderful living space.

From TheJournal.ie Renovation station: The creation of an access-all-areas family home Makeover

Renovation station: The creation of an access-all-areas family home

Each week, we focus on a makeover of an Irish home into a wonderful living space.

From TheJournal.ie Would you live in apartment blocks like these? Sure you would Fantasy Flats

Would you live in apartment blocks like these? Sure you would

A fresh view on apartment living at the World Architecture Festival.

From TheJournal.ie Renovation station: Open plan living with an energy-saving facelift Inspiration

Renovation station: Open plan living with an energy-saving facelift

Each week, we focus on a makeover of an Irish home into a wonderful living space.

From TheJournal.ie The most extraordinary houses built in the world this year Fantasy Homes

The most extraordinary houses built in the world this year

Feast your eyes on these.

From TheJournal.ie Renovation station: A 1930s semi-d finally sees the light Inspiration

Renovation station: A 1930s semi-d finally sees the light

Each week, we focus on a makeover of an Irish home into a wonderful living space.

From TheJournal.ie Irish duo win the 'world’s most prestigious architecture award' Royal Gold Medal This post contains images

Irish duo win the 'world’s most prestigious architecture award'

Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey are the first Irish architects to win the Royal Gold Medal in almost 40 years.

From TheJournal.ie These 11 beautiful New York buildings no longer exist Concrete Jungle

These 11 beautiful New York buildings no longer exist

New York had a poor record of protecting old buildings until 1966.

From TheJournal.ie Here's an idea, let's stick a glass house on the side of a cliff Place Called Vertigo

Here's an idea, let's stick a glass house on the side of a cliff

That’s pretty much what an Australian design company has thought up.

From TheJournal.ie What redesigning a bus shelter says about Cork City Architecture

What redesigning a bus shelter says about Cork City

A new exhibition took four bus shelters and paired users with architects.

From TheJournal.ie USI says 'internship culture' to blame for low graduate wages Money Money Money

USI says 'internship culture' to blame for low graduate wages

Union president Joe O’Connor said that schemes such as JobBridge had led to “a very, very employer friendly market”.

What is the worst building in Ireland?

We want you to tell us!

From TheJournal.ie Here are some of the best Irish designed buildings. What's your favourite? LOOKING GOOD INANIMATE BUILDING

Here are some of the best Irish designed buildings. What's your favourite?

A shortlist of 48 projects have been selected by a jury and now the public are being asked to vote for the one they like best.