GPO Witness History / Kavanagh Tuite

05:00 - 24 May, 2016
GPO Witness History  / Kavanagh Tuite, © Donal Murphy, Martello Media
© Donal Murphy, Martello Media

© Donal Murphy, Martello Media © Donal Murphy, Martello Media © Donal Murphy, Martello Media © Donal Murphy, Martello Media +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    1 O'Connell Street Upper, Dublin Northside, Dublin, Ireland
  • Architect Team

    Brian, Kavanagh, Joy Kearns, Fergal Ryan, Ciaran Shields
  • Area

    1550.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Losing Myself: The Irish Exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

06:00 - 18 May, 2016
Losing Myself: The Irish Exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, Courtesy of Niall McLaughlin and Yeoryia Manolopoulou
Courtesy of Niall McLaughlin and Yeoryia Manolopoulou

Losing Myself, a collaborative exhibition by Níall McLaughlin and Yeoryia Manolopoulou, will be presented at the Ireland Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. Focusing on Alzheimer's Disease, the exhibition highlights the process of “designing and revisiting buildings for people who have dementia.” The exhibit contains two main components: a website that arranges a series of drawings, stories, and research on dementia; and an installation in the pavilion, which contains drawings that explore a building designed for people with dementia.

Floating Plane Hidden Garden / Mccullough Mulvin Architects

13:00 - 11 May, 2016
Floating Plane Hidden Garden / Mccullough Mulvin Architects, © Ros Kavanagh
© Ros Kavanagh

© Ros Kavanagh © Ros Kavanagh © Ros Kavanagh © Ros Kavanagh +11

Waterford Fire Station / Mccullough Mulvin Architects

05:00 - 9 May, 2016
© Mike Malone Aerial Photo
© Mike Malone Aerial Photo

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters +23

Folding Farm House / Box Urban Design Architecture

15:00 - 24 February, 2016
Folding Farm House / Box Urban Design Architecture, © Paul Tierney
© Paul Tierney

© Paul Tierney © Paul Tierney © Paul Tierney © Paul Tierney +25

NósWorkshop Designs Temporary Stage for Fleadh Cheoil Irish Music Festival

12:00 - 14 February, 2016
NósWorkshop Designs Temporary Stage for Fleadh Cheoil Irish Music Festival, Courtesy of NósWorkshop
Courtesy of NósWorkshop

From the architect. Held over seven days and visited by over 350,000 people, Fleadh Cheoil na h Éireann is the world’s largest traditional Irish music festival, and was hosted in Sligo, Ireland during the 2015 version. NósWorkshop was invited to build a temporary stage for the festival, sheltering performances and providing a giant notice board to promote the festival events.

Shan-Zhen: How a Small Irish Town Influenced the Mega-City Shenzhen

04:00 - 26 January, 2016
Shan-Zhen: How a Small Irish Town Influenced the Mega-City Shenzhen, Aerial photograph of Shannon Airport (1959) set within its rural context. Image Courtesy of Shannon Group plc
Aerial photograph of Shannon Airport (1959) set within its rural context. Image Courtesy of Shannon Group plc

At the dawn of the age of transatlantic commercial aviation, Shannon, a small town on the west coast of Ireland, was thrust into the spotlight. By 1959 it had been developed as the world’s first Free Trade Zone and New Town, providing a new—and persistent—business model for US multinationals seeking cheaper ways to operate in Europe. On the other side of the world, China was beginning to develop its urbanisation policy and was interested in how Shannon had successfully decentralised its administration from Dublin. After many visits in the early 1980s by Chinese leaders to study this model, under the direction of Deng Xiaoping, the Shannon planning system was used as a template in the formation of Shenzhen and has since been rolled across China.

New Horizon_architecture from Ireland is the flagship exhibition programme for Irish architecture and the built environment as part of Irish Design 2015. Shan-Zhen was first presented at the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture in 2015.

CODA’s "Cabinette" Reflects the Tension in WB Yeats’ Poem “Lake Isle of Innisfree”

09:30 - 24 December, 2015
CODA’s "Cabinette" Reflects the Tension in WB Yeats’ Poem “Lake Isle of Innisfree”, Courtesy of CODA
Courtesy of CODA

In his 1892 poem Lake Isle of InnisfreeWB Yeats fantasizes about a life lived in solitude on an island in Lough Gill in Ireland, where the poet spent his summers as a child. Earlier this year, as a celebration of the poet’s 150th birthday, an architectural competition was held by the organization Yeats2015 to realize a temporary version of the “small cabin” from the poem.

In their response to the competition brief, New York-based practice CODA’s “Cabinette” feeds off of the contradictions in the competition’s premise, creating a structure that would realize Yeats’ cabin, yet simultaneously maintain its status as a fantasy contingent upon the conditions of everyday reality.

House at Kilmore / GKMP Architects

03:00 - 24 December, 2015
House at Kilmore / GKMP Architects, © Alice Clancy
© Alice Clancy

© Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy +17

Níall McLaughlin to Curate Irish Contribution at 2016 Venice Biennale

04:00 - 23 November, 2015
Níall McLaughlin to Curate Irish Contribution at 2016 Venice Biennale, Alzheimer's Respite Centre. Image © Níall McLaughlin Architects
Alzheimer's Respite Centre. Image © Níall McLaughlin Architects

Níall McLaughlin Architects, based between the United Kingdom and Ireland, have been selected to represent Ireland at the 2016 Venice Biennale. The practice, who were shortlisted this year for the RIBA Stirling Prize, will be working alongside Yeoryia Manolopoulo, an architectural academic based in London. Their proposal "reflects their interest in working as architects to understand and improve the quality of life for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease [by examining] the spatial experiences of people with Alzheimer’s whilst recognising that the experiences of the sufferer are unlikely to resemble any conventional architectural representation."

Design a Skate and Play Park for Le Fanu Park in Dublin, Ireland

16:00 - 11 October, 2015
Design a Skate and Play Park for Le Fanu Park in Dublin, Ireland, Courtesy of Irish Architecture Foundation
Courtesy of Irish Architecture Foundation

The Irish Architecture Foundation has opened a new competition to design a play and skate park in Dublin, Ireland in collaboration with The Matheson Foundation and Dublin City Council. Located on “The Lawns” in Le Fanu Park of Ballyfermot, the project is a unique opportunity for inter-disciplinary design work. A wide range of creative practitioners are invited to apply – designers, architects, play therapists, skate/BMX professionals, wild-life experts, musicians or anyone else with a passion for working in community contexts.

Open Call: Play Park Design Competition, Ballyfermot, Ireland

02:30 - 11 October, 2015
Open Call: Play Park Design Competition, Ballyfermot, Ireland, Image by Cliona Ni Laoi
Image by Cliona Ni Laoi

Irish Architecture Foundation in collaboration with The Matheson Foundation and Dublin City Council are launching a competition to design a play and skate park for ‘The Lawns’ in Le Fanu Park, Dublin 10. The competition is now open. The 'Play Park: Ballyfermot' project is a unique opportunity for an innovative inter-disciplinary design collective, with a passion for working in community contexts to develop a world class play and skate space for young people in Dublin.

New Horizon_architecture From Ireland

07:00 - 18 September, 2015
New Horizon_architecture From Ireland, Credito Irish Design 2015
Credito Irish Design 2015

New Horizon_architecture from Ireland, a series of presentations of the work of emerging Irish practices in three high-profile venues around the world, opens at Chicago Design Museum on October 3rd and runs until January 3rd, 2016 as part of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Presented by Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) in partnership with Chicago Design Museum, this flagship exhibition of Irish architecture and the built environment is a key element of ID2015, a year-long initiative backed by the Irish government exploring, promoting and celebrating Irish design throughout Ireland and internationally.

Alma Road / ODOS architects

05:00 - 3 August, 2015
Alma Road / ODOS architects, © Alice Clancy
© Alice Clancy

© Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy +15

5CUBE Energy Pavilion / de Siún Scullion Architects

05:00 - 3 July, 2015
5CUBE Energy Pavilion / de Siún Scullion Architects, © Ros Kavanagh
© Ros Kavanagh
  • 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 © Ros Kavanagh © Ros Kavanagh © Ros Kavanagh +26

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

05:15 - 22 May, 2015
Hall McKnight To Open A Temporary Pavilion In London's King's Cross, © Hall McKnight
© Hall McKnight

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

06:00 - 2 May, 2015
Percy Lane Luxury Homes / ODOS architects, Courtesy of ODOS architects
Courtesy of ODOS architects

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Winner of Yeats2015 "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" Announced

08:00 - 14 April, 2015
Winner of Yeats2015 "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" Announced, © shindesignworks
© shindesignworks

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.