AD Round Up: St. Patrick’s Day Special, Architecture in Ireland

Today, thousands celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day throughout the world. Named after the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of , we didn’t want to be left behind in this celebration. So for today’s Round Up, we bring you previously featured architecture projects in . Don’t forget your green shirt, drink responsible and check five great projects from after the break.

Dwelling at Maytree / ODOS architects

This house is in essence a simple bold sculptural form which sits at the foot of a steep escarpment in the Wicklow hills. It is a two storey house with vehicular and pedestrian access from the Bray Road. Accommodation is comprised of a two car garage, boiler room, wc and utility at ground floor level and open plan living, kitchen, dining areas with 3 bedrooms (master en suite), study and family bathroom at first floor level (read more…)

Grangegorman Residence / ODOS architects
This new residential development, for a motorcycle enthusiast, adjacent to No.10 Grangegorman Villas, Grangegorman, Dublin 7 is an alternative reaction to the more traditional city centre infill residential projects; an unapologetic piece of architecture sitting within a strong urban context defined by both site and planning constraints (read more…)

Richmond Place House / Boyd Cody Architects
The house is located in a conservation area close to Dublin’s city centre, on a small but prominent infill corner site at the junction between Mountpleasant Avenue and Richmond Place. A modest dwelling built to replace the existing cottage located on the site. The accommodation consists of 2no. bedrooms, 2no. bathrooms, kitchen, utility and living / dining area set over three separate levels (read more…)

© Alice Clancy

House 1 + House 2 / TAKA
These two new homes house two generations of the same family (A renovated Victorian House for the parents sharing a rear garden with a new Mews house for one of the daughters). The now grown-up family had recently moved out of their long-term family home and wanted these new homes to maintain some sense of continuity with their former lives (read more…)

© Ros Kavanagh

Grand Canal Theatre / Daniel Libeskind
The concept of the Grand Canal Square Theatre and Commercial Development is to build a powerful cultural presence expressed in dynamic volumes sculpted to project a fluid and transparent public dialogue with the cultural, commercial and residential surroundings whilst communicating the various inner forces intrinsic to the Theatre and office buildings (read more…)

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "AD Round Up: St. Patrick’s Day Special, Architecture in Ireland" 17 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 May 2015. <>
  • Christian Van Der H

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  • Pter

    Striking contrast between Liebskind’s predictable and cold architecture and carefully crafted Irish one. Happy Paddy’s

  • Paul Lee

    As an Irish architect I really appreciate this blogpost. Some lovely simple architecture. Thanks guys ; ) and hope you had a nice Patricks Day.

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  • Nicholas Patten

    AD Round Up: St. Patrick’s Day Special, Architecture in Ireland.