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# Architecture

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Some of the most ridiculous Soviet-era buildings are still standing
They REALLY like UFOs.
Let the sunshine in - how to maximise the light in your renovation
Let there be light… and heat and low electricity bills.
How would you like an 'extra' room with your renovation?
Is it indoors? Outdoors? Who can tell?
100-year-old house? Here are a few tips for an energy-efficient upgrade
It’s easier than you may think.
Running out of space? Add an extra storey...
Creating space out of nowhere with an extra bedroom and extra storey – it’s magic.
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.
How to slip a house into a 2.3-metre wide corridor
This is an incredibly clever extension.
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 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.
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.
London is getting a new bridge and some of the designs are amazing
One looks like a rocket ship.
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.
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.
Mirror mirror on the... exterior wall of your house
A trend for – very literally – mirroring the landscape surrounding a building is gaining international traction.
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.
What do you think of the 19 'best new buildings' in America?
The list has been chosen by the American Institute of Architecture.
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.
Fancy living in the world's first underwater city?
The designers believe it will be sustainable and not affected by hurricanes or earthquakes.
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 Gandy's Cottages to Bungalow Bliss: the history of the 'pattern book'
Architectural design manuals have been with us for centuries.
The 10 tallest buildings that were never finished
Some buildings were just never meant to be…
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.
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.
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.
The hotel that acts as a wind instrument
A lakeside location and an Aeolian harp inspires this meditative space in Japan.
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.
This might be the most beautiful office space in the world
…Or would you prefer the Bond villain lair-type bunker in Sweden here?
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.
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.
Gallic row brewing over 180m tall pyramid for Paris skyline
That’s about 1.5 time the height of the Spire of Dublin.
Renovation station: Reviving a 1950s terracotta-tiled beauty
Each week, we focus on a makeover of an Irish home into a wonderful living space.
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.
Would you live in apartment blocks like these? Sure you would
A fresh view on apartment living at the World Architecture Festival.
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.
The most extraordinary houses built in the world this year
Feast your eyes on these.
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.
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.
These 11 beautiful New York buildings no longer exist
New York had a poor record of protecting old buildings until 1966.
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.
What redesigning a bus shelter says about Cork City
A new exhibition took four bus shelters and paired users with architects.