Extension and renovation in Portobello / Donal Colfer Architects

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Architects: Donal Colfer Architects
Location: Portobello, Co. , Ireland
Architect In Charge: Donal Colfer, Kevin Kelly
Area: 110.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Alice Clancy

Medieval Museum in Waterford / Waterford City Council Architects

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Architects: City Council Architects
Location: Cathedral Square, Waterford,
Design Team: Waterford City Council Architects – Rupert Maddock, Bartosz Rojowski, Agnieszka Rojowska. Currently Bartosz & Agnieszka form ROJO-Studio
Area: 1500.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Philip Lauterbach

Social Housing in Shangan Avenue / FKL architects

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Architects: FKL architects
Location: Shangan Avenue, Ballymun, Dublin,
Area: 3746.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of FKL architects

Grimshaw Selected to Redevelop Ireland’s Most Prestigious Racecourse


The Irish Turf Club has selected Grimshaw, alongside collaborators Newenham Mulligan & Associates (NMA), amongst 100 other leading practices to envision a concept design for the modernization of ’s most prestigious thoroughbred race course.

Embedded within County Kildare’s open plains, the historic Curragh Racecourse is need of a masterplan that preserves the site, upgrades facilities and respects the surrounding landscape. Grimshaw’s winning proposal promises to satisfy these requests, in addition to constructing a new grandstand that retains the “intimate and distinctive character” of the existing grounds.

Silchester Park / GKMP Architects

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Architects: GKMP Architects
Location: Silchester Park, ,
Contractor: Sheerin Construction
Engineer: Downes Associates
Lighting Consultant: Wink Lighting
Area: 40.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Alice Clancy

Hedge House / GKMP Architects

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Architects: GKMP Architects
Location: Leeson Walk,
Contractor: RandU Limited
Engineer: David Maher & Associates
Lighting Consultant: Wink Lighting
Area: 253.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Alice Clancy

UCD Student Centre / FKP Architects

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Architects: FKP Architects
Location: ,
Area: 11,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Donal Murphy

Google Campus Dublin / Camenzind Evolution + Henry J. Lyons Architects

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Architects: Camenzind Evolution + Henry J. Lyons Architects
Location: , Ireland
Area: 47,000 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Peter Wurmli

Fethard Residence / Aughey O’Flaherty Architects

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Architects: Aughey O’Flaherty Architects
Location: ,
Area: 260 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Marie-Louise Halpenny

Ballymahon / ODOS architects

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Architects: ODOS architects
Location: , Ireland
Area: 450 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of ODOS architects

House On Mount Anville / Aughey O’flaherty Architects

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Architects: Aughey O’flaherty Architects
Location: , Ireland
Client: Kevin O’flynn
Year: 2013
Photographs: Marie-Louise Halpenny

Kerry House / Carson and Crushell Architects

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Architects: Carson and Crushell Architects
Location: Kenmare,
Photographs: Courtesy of Carson and Crushell Architects

Solstice Arts Centre / Grafton Architects

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Architects: Grafton Architects
Location: , Co.Meath, Ireland
Architect In Charge:
Area: 1,780 sqm
Photographs: Ros Kavanagh, Hélene Binet

Waterloo Lane / Grafton Architects

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Architects: Grafton Architects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Grafton Architects
Area: 325 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Ros Kavanagh, Aiden O’Reilly

University of Limerick Medical School / Grafton Architects

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Architects: Grafton Architects
Location: University of Limerick, Limerick,
Architect In Charge: Shelley McNamara, Yvonne Farrell, Ger Carty, Philippe O’Sullivan, Matt McCullagh, Kieran O’Brien, Abi Hudson, David Healy, Simona Castelli, Kate O’Daly, Ciara Reddy, Paul O’Brien
Project Managers: Kerin Contract Management
Structural And Civil Engineers: PUNCH Consulting Engineers
Area: 4300.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Dennis Gilbert, Alice Clancy

University of Ulster’s Belfast City Campus Proposal / Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

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Designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, their proposal for the University of Ulster’s City Campus has recently received planning permission upon winning the competition in January 2012. The campus is part of a £250m higher education project to provide 70,000 sqm of central teaching, faculty and social learning accommodation across three linked sites in the Cathedral Quarter of Belfast city center.  This high density urban university campus blurs the boundaries between the University environments and the city by providing publicly accessible thoroughfares and facilities across the lower three floors. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Ballyroan Library / Box Architecture

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Architects: Box Architecture
Location: Dublin,
Architect In Charge: Gary Mongey
Lighting Design: Wink Lighting
Area: 1,510 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Paul Tierney

Commonage Summer School Project 2012 / Cowshed Collective

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Architects: Cowshed Collective
Location: Westcourt, , Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Year: 2012
Photographs: Henrietta Williams, Ste Murray