The landmark American embassy building in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The landmark American embassy in Ballsbridge will be among many notable Dublin buildings open to the public for an annual celebration of design and ar(...)

The LSE student centre by O’Donnell + Tuomey which is expected to make the RIBA shortlist for its Stirling Prize

Dublin-based architecture practice O’Donnell + Tuomey is widely expected to make the shortlist for the prestigious Stirling Prize to be announced tod(...)

Ken Thompson at his workshop, where he is working on Stations of the Cross that are destined for St Mel’s Cathedral

Dutiful Christians might be surprised to find a mouse carved into one of the scenes depicting the Way of the Cross in Longford’s St Mel’s Cathedral(...)

US Embassy celebrates 50 years in landmark Dublin 4 site 5:12

On May 23rd, 1964 the U.S. Embassy officially opened its new Chancery building on the corner of Eglin Rd and Pembroke Rd in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. The(...)

The Georgian buildings on Dublin’s Fitzwilliam Square. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It use to be the address for Dublin’s middle-class professionals – medical consultants in t(...)

Architect Evelyn Darcy with Transition Year students from St Joseph’s Secondary School Stoneybatter, Dublin 7. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

(...) provide an architect for every school but the My Architecture Design Journals are available for teachers(...)

A staircase in the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre at the London School of Economics, designed by O’Donnell and Tuomey. Photograph: Dennis Gilbert/VIEW

It’s not easy for Irish architects to conquer London, what with so much home-grown talent in the British capital from lords Foster and Rogers, (...)

The tubular-steel frame and seat designed by Gregory Dunn, Andrew Griffin and Maxim Laroussi

Remember those far-off days when kids tied ropes to a lamp post and swung out of it? Mostly, they’re either gone now or have been left in tatters as c(...)

Peter Rice: The man and his legacy

Peter Rice, a structural engineer from Dundalk, Co Louth, is responsible for helping to construct some of the world’s most famous buildings, including(...)

Video: Peter Rice, the man and his legacy

Peter Rice, a structural engineer from Dundalk, Co Louth, is responsible for helping to construct some of the world’s most famous buildings, including(...)