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Alma Road / ODOS architects

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Urban Agency Designs Hyde & Seek Childcare Center in Dublin

Urban Agency, in collaboration with CORA and GVA Planning, has revealed the designs for Hyde & Seek Childcare, a facility for varying age groups, ranging from infants to up to 12 years of age, in Dublin, Ireland. Due to the project’s triangular site at the junction of two busy roads, the design of the building is specified to minimize traffic noise and prevent onlooking, by reducing the number of ground level windows.

5CUBE Energy Pavilion / de Siún Scullion Architects

  • Architects: de Siún Scullion Architects
  • Location: Hanover Quay, Dublin, Co. Dublin City, Ireland
  • Design Team: Declan Scullion, Mícheál de Siún
  • Area: 18.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Ros Kavanagh

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Hall McKnight To Open A Temporary Pavilion In London's King's Cross

Belfast-based Hall McKnight are set to open a pop-up pavilion in London's King's Cross as part of the 2015 London Festival of Architecture. Located in Cubitt Square, the project forms part of the New Horizon’s initiative, supported by the Irish Architecture Foundation and ID15 (the year of Irish Design 2015). The structure, built from a collection of cut boards, "explores how the phenomenon of the city is assembled from individual pieces." The interior spaces will feature an installation of bricks reclaimed from a street of row houses in Belfast.

Percy Lane Luxury Homes / ODOS architects

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Winner of Yeats2015 "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" Announced

Yong ho Shin and John Randle of shindesignworks have been announced as the winners of "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," a design competition held earlier this year as part of the Yeats2015 festival. Based in London and Daegu, South Korea, the pair of architects proposed "Square Moon," a light-based installation for the Irish Island about which Yeats wrote his eponymous1892 poem, and from which the competition took its name.

Z-Square House / Mccullough Mulvin Architects

  • Architects: Mccullough Mulvin Architects
  • Location: Rathmines, Co. Dublin, Ireland
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Henrietta Williams / Mary-Louise Halpenny

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Dublin Dental Hospital / Mccullough Mulvin Architects

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Trinity Long Room Hub / Mccullough Mulvin Architects

  • Architects: Mccullough Mulvin Architects
  • Location: Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin, Ireland
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Mccullough Mulvin Architects

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Island Dwelling / O'Neill Architecture

  • Architects: O'Neill Architecture
  • Location: Inis Oirr Primary Care Centre, Inisheer Airport (INQ), Inisheer, Co. Galway, Ireland
  • Architect In Charge: Patti O'Neill
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Philip Lauterbach

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Brick Addition / NOJI Architects

  • Architects: NOJI Architects
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Collaborators: John Monahan
  • Area: 234.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Alice Clancy

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In Conversation With Sheila O'Donnell And John Tuomey, 2015 Royal Gold Medallists

When Sheila O'Donnell and John Tuomey, who practice in partnership as O'Donnell + Tuomey, were named as this year's recipients of the RIBA Royal Gold Medal, a palpable collective satisfaction appeared to spread throughout the profession. No one could find criticism in Joseph Rykwert and Níall McLaughlin's nomination, nor the ultimate choice of the RIBA Honours Committee, to bestow the award upon the Irish team. Their astonishingly rigourous body of work, compiled and constructed over the last twenty five years, has an appeal which extends beyond Irish and British shores. A robust stock of cultural, community and educational projects, alongside family homes and social housing projects, leaves little doubt about the quality, depth and breadth of their mutual capabilities and the skill of those that they choose to collaborate with.

Read the conversation with the Gold Medallists after the break.

Ground sketch, Venice Biennale 2012 (Common Ground). Image © O'Donnell + Tuomey Sketch, Glucksman Gallery (Cork, Ireland). Image © O'Donnell + Tuomey Watercolour sketch, Ireland. Image © O'Donnell + Tuomey Sketch Plan of the Saw Swee Hock Centre (London). Image © O'Donnell + Tuomey

Grillagh Water House / Patrick Bradley Architects

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Newenham Mulligan and Grimshaw Selected to Redevelop Dublin’s RDS Arena

Dublin-based Newenham Mulligan and London-based Grimshaw have been selected by the Royal Dublin Society and Leinster Rugby to redevelop the rugby team’s home arena in Ballsbridge, Ireland. The €20 million redevelopment, announced just before Ireland’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, plans to replace the RDS Arena’s old Anglesea stand with one that increases the venue’s capacity to 25,000.

Irish Competition Searches for Conceptual Interpretations of WB Yeats Poem: "The Lake Isle of Innisfree"

In collaboration with The Model, Hazelwood Demesne Ltd, and Sligo City Council, the Institute of Technology Sligo has launched "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," an international architecture competition inspired by Yeats' eponymous poem of 1892. Part of Yeats2015, the competition prompts practitioners to propose an intervention for the Irish island of Innisfree, combining "Yeats' poetic vision and contemporary architectural ideas." Work may be submitted individually or as part of a team, and must be received by March 12. The winning design will be constructed on the island before June 13, in time for what would have been Yeats' 150th birthday. See more information about the competition and download the project brief here.

Airfield Evolution / Solearth Architecture

  • Architects: Solearth Architecture
  • Location: 14 Kilmacud Road Upper, Dublin, Ireland
  • Architect In Charge: Mike Haslam
  • Project Manager: Davis Langdon
  • Area: 3750.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Ros Kavanagh

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O'Donnell + Tuomey Selected to Design Student Hub for Cork University

University College Cork has selected O'Donnell + Tuomey to design the university's new student hub, which will house learning, student support and administration spaces in a new building adjacent to the campus' Victorian Windle Medical Building, to the West of the main quadrangle. Selected for their ability to work within and around the historic buildings, the project will also see O'Donnell + Tuomey restore the medical building.

The new student centre will be the second building designed by the practice for University College Cork, a decade after the completion of their Stirling Prize-shortlisted Lewis Glucksman Gallery.