Solstice Arts Centre / Grafton Architects

© Ros Kavanagh

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

Waterloo Lane / Grafton Architects

© Ros Kavanagh

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

© Dennis Gilbert

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

© Paul Tierney

Architects: Box Architecture
Location: , Ireland
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

© Henrietta Williams

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

4 House / TAKA

© Alice Clancy

Architects: TAKA
Location: Monalea Grove, Firhouse, , Ireland
Design Team: Alice Casey, Cian Deegan
Area: 95 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Alice Clancy

Atlas of an Irish City Exhibition

Courtesy of Irish Architecture Foundation

Open now until February 21, the Atlas of an Irish City exhibition, hosted by the Irish Architecture Foundation at the Oonagh Young Gallery in , features an architectural survey of Galway and design projects that explore new ways to think about the future of the city by students of Studio Tom Emerson at the ETH Zurich. The exhibition is free and open to the public Wednesday-Friday 12pm-6pm. For more information, please visit here.


Burren House / Níall McLaughlin Architects

© Nick Kane

Architects: Níall McLaughlin Architects
Location: , Co. , Ireland
Area: 490 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of , Nick Kane

House at Goleen / Níall McLaughlin Architects

© Nick Guttridge

Architects: Níall McLaughlin Architects
Location: Spanishcove, Co. ,
Area: 300 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Nick Guttridge, Nick Kane, Niall McLaughlin

House in Blacksod Bay / Tierney Haines Architects

© Stephen Tierney
Architects: Tierney Haines Architects
Location: ,
Project Team: Stephen Tierney, James Casey, Gabriella Regina, Sandy Rendel, Alex Doran, Amy Fitzgerald.
Engineer: EDPM, Frank Endicott, Alan Guildea
Lighting Design: Contemporary Lighting Solutions, James Hornsby
Area: 450 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Stephen Tierney

Longacres House / Damien Murtagh

© Damien Murtagh

Architect:  Damien Murtagh Architects
Location: North County ,
Project: Longacres House, The Burrow Peninsula, Portrane, Co.Dublin,Ireland


Ballymorris House / Donal Colfer Architects

© Alice Clancy

Architects: Donal Colfer Architects
Location: ,
Architectural Team: Donal Colfer, Conor McHugh, Kevin Kelly
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 380 sqm
Photographs: Alice Clancy

Ballyroan Parish Centre / Box Architecture

© Paul Tierney

Architects: Box Architecture
Location: Rathfarnham, Dublin,
Principal Designer: Gary Mongey
Design Team: Gary Mongey, Ashlene Ross, Terry Murphy
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 450 sqm
Photographs: Paul Tierney

Connemara / Peter Legge Associates

© Sean Breithaupt + Yvette Monohan

Architects: Peter Legge Associates
Location: Connemara National Park,
Design Team: Peter Legge, Cornelia Legge, Carolina Sardinha, Lisa McSharry
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Sean Breithaupt + Yvette Monohan

Ballsbridge / Peter Legge Associates

© Sean Breithaupt + Yvette Monohan

Architects: Peter Legge Associates
Location: , Co. Dublin,
Design Team: John Monohan, Lisa McSharry
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Sean Breithaupt + Yvette Monohan

Venice Biennale 2012: Shifting Grounds (Beyond National Architecture) / Ireland Pavilion

© Nico Saieh

The Irish Pavilion, designed by heneghan peng architects with the support of Arup, and curated by John McLaughlin, charts a position for Irish architecture in a global culture where the modes of production of architecture are radically altered. has developed a national culture of architecture derived from local place as a material construct. They now have to evolve our understanding in the light of the globalized nature of economic processes and architectural production which is largely dependent on internationally networked flows of products and data. They have just begun to represent this situation to themselves and others. How should a global architecture be grounded culturally and philosophically? How does it position itself outside of shared national reference points?

House at Bogwest / Steve Larkin Architects

© Alice Clancy

Architects: Steve Larkin Architects
Location: Co. , Ireland
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Alice Clancy