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# architecture - Thursday 16 April, 2015

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

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

Apr 16th 2015, 6:07 PM 12,382 Views 0 Comments

It’s easier than you may think.

# architecture - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Running out of space? Add an extra storey...
# Renovation Station
# Renovation Station

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

Apr 9th 2015, 6:20 PM 2,261 Views 0 Comments

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

# architecture - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Making the fairytale come true for your family home
# Inspiration
# Inspiration

Making the fairytale come true for your family home

Mar 26th 2015, 11:54 AM 11,518 Views 0 Comments

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

# architecture - Thursday 19 March, 2015

How to slip a house into a 2.3-metre wide corridor
# Renovation Station
# Renovation Station

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

Mar 19th 2015, 4:42 PM 4,938 Views 0 Comments

This is an incredibly clever extension.

# architecture - Thursday 12 March, 2015

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

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

Mar 12th 2015, 2:18 PM 6,917 Views 0 Comments

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
# From The Ground Up
# From The Ground Up

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

Mar 12th 2015, 2:13 PM 2,525 Views 2 Comments

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

# architecture - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Mixing the modern with the historical is a perfect combination
# Renovation Station
# Renovation Station

Mixing the modern with the historical is a perfect combination

Mar 5th 2015, 6:29 PM 5,213 Views 0 Comments

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

# architecture - Saturday 28 February, 2015

London is getting a new bridge and some of the designs are amazing
# Not Falling Down
# Not Falling Down

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

Feb 28th 2015, 10:00 AM 29,457 Views 38 Comments

One looks like a rocket ship.

# architecture - Thursday 26 February, 2015

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

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

Feb 26th 2015, 5:30 PM 8,424 Views 1 Comment

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

# architecture - Thursday 19 February, 2015

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

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

Feb 19th 2015, 4:37 PM 7,058 Views 0 Comments

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

# architecture - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Mirror mirror on the... exterior wall of your house
# On Reflection
# On Reflection

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

Feb 12th 2015, 6:16 PM 2,587 Views 1 Comment

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
# Inspiration
# Inspiration

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

Feb 12th 2015, 5:53 PM 5,934 Views 0 Comments

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

# architecture - Saturday 24 January, 2015

What do you think of the 19 'best new buildings' in America?
# Would You Look At That
# Would You Look At That

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

Jan 24th 2015, 5:30 PM 27,881 Views 25 Comments

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

# architecture - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Did this famous Irish designer nearly fall into obscurity because of chauvinism?
# The Price Of Desire
# The Price Of Desire

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

Jan 17th 2015, 9:45 AM 12,767 Views 28 Comments

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

# architecture - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Fancy living in the world's first underwater city?
# Sea Views
# Sea Views

Fancy living in the world's first underwater city?

Jan 15th 2015, 12:01 PM 1,641 Views 1 Comment

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

Good mews: from laneway garage to a gorgeous city pad
# Renovation Station
# Renovation Station

Good mews: from laneway garage to a gorgeous city pad

Jan 15th 2015, 12:00 PM 7,682 Views 2 Comments

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

# architecture - Saturday 3 January, 2015

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

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

Jan 3rd 2015, 10:30 AM 12,041 Views 8 Comments

Architectural design manuals have been with us for centuries.

# architecture - Sunday 28 December, 2014

The 10 tallest buildings that were never finished
# Skyscrapers
# Skyscrapers

The 10 tallest buildings that were never finished

Dec 28th 2014, 4:00 PM 37,538 Views 15 Comments

Some buildings were just never meant to be…

# architecture - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

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

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

Dec 23rd 2014, 5:30 PM 21,324 Views 19 Comments

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

# architecture - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Spectacular saunas that make us want to take our clothes off
# Aaannnd Relax
# Aaannnd Relax

Spectacular saunas that make us want to take our clothes off

Dec 11th 2014, 11:53 AM 1,958 Views 0 Comments

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
# Renovation Station
# Renovation Station

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

Dec 11th 2014, 11:53 AM 3,729 Views 0 Comments

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

# architecture - Thursday 4 December, 2014

The hotel that acts as a wind instrument
# Thar She Blows
# Thar She Blows

The hotel that acts as a wind instrument

Dec 4th 2014, 4:18 PM 1,275 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 4th 2014, 4:14 PM 3,817 Views 0 Comments

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.

# architecture - Thursday 27 November, 2014

This might be the most beautiful office space in the world
# Wow Factor
# Wow Factor

This might be the most beautiful office space in the world

Nov 27th 2014, 4:20 PM 2,300 Views 0 Comments

…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?
# Inspiration Station
# Inspiration Station

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

Nov 27th 2014, 4:14 PM 4,016 Views 0 Comments

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

# architecture - Thursday 20 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 20th 2014, 10:53 AM 3,082 Views 0 Comments

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

# architecture - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Gallic row brewing over 180m tall pyramid for Paris skyline
# Sky's The Limit
# Sky's The Limit

Gallic row brewing over 180m tall pyramid for Paris skyline

Nov 18th 2014, 7:30 AM 12,111 Views 15 Comments

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

# architecture - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Renovation station: Reviving a 1950s terracotta-tiled beauty
# Inspiration
# Inspiration

Renovation station: Reviving a 1950s terracotta-tiled beauty

Nov 13th 2014, 3:47 PM 3,637 Views 0 Comments

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

# architecture - Thursday 6 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 6th 2014, 4:45 PM 4,630 Views 0 Comments

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

# architecture - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Would you live in apartment blocks like these? Sure you would
# Fantasy Flats
# Fantasy Flats

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

Oct 30th 2014, 6:21 PM 4,711 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 30th 2014, 6:20 PM 19,058 Views 0 Comments

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

# architecture - Thursday 23 October, 2014

The most extraordinary houses built in the world this year
# Fantasy Homes
# Fantasy Homes

The most extraordinary houses built in the world this year

Oct 23rd 2014, 4:27 PM 7,299 Views 3 Comments

Feast your eyes on these.

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

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

Oct 23rd 2014, 4:15 PM 9,621 Views 0 Comments

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

# architecture - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Irish duo win the 'world’s most prestigious architecture award'
# Royal Gold Medal
# Royal Gold Medal

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

Sep 24th 2014, 6:45 AM 10,985 Views 3 Comments

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

# architecture - Saturday 20 September, 2014

These 11 beautiful New York buildings no longer exist
# Concrete Jungle
# Concrete Jungle

These 11 beautiful New York buildings no longer exist

Sep 20th 2014, 5:30 PM 42,535 Views 26 Comments

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

# architecture - Sunday 14 September, 2014

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

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

Sep 14th 2014, 5:01 PM 37,883 Views 44 Comments

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

# architecture - Monday 23 June, 2014

What redesigning a bus shelter says about Cork City
# Architecture
# Architecture

What redesigning a bus shelter says about Cork City

Jun 23rd 2014, 1:31 PM 12,498 Views 15 Comments

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

# architecture - Monday 9 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 9th 2014, 4:36 PM 7,406 Views 19 Comments

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

# architecture - Thursday 5 June, 2014

What is the worst building in Ireland?
# Barfchitecture
From The Daily Edge
# Barfchitecture

What is the worst building in Ireland?

Jun 5th 2014, 9:06 AM 53,386 Views 272 Comments

We want you to tell us!

# architecture - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 3rd 2014, 2:45 PM 26,013 Views 37 Comments

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.