For Chancellor Angela Merkel closing the border was a capitulation in deed to a word she has, for months, studiously avoided: overwhelmed. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

British architect Norman Foster once described Berlin’s Tempelhof as the “mother of all airports”. One of the world’s largest buildings, with a curved(...)

Queen Elizabeth II gives a speech during a State Banquet at the Schloss Bellevue Palace on the second day of a four day State Visit in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Guido Bergmann/Getty Images.

Queen Elizabeth II has warned of the dangers of a divided Europe hours before her prime minister, David Cameron, presents his reform proposals for the(...)

Nest House in East Wall by Urban Agency

From the headquarters of Airbnb in Ringsend, via the buildings of the Botanic Gardens and a private house extension in Drumcondra made entirely from p(...)

The Lyric Theatre in Belfast which was designed by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects

Multiple award-winning Dublin-based architects Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey are to receive Britain’s Royal Gold Medal in recognition of their l(...)

A pair of Pratfall chairs by Philippe Starck, €1,400-€1,800 at de Veres

As “brown furniture” continues to struggle in the auction rooms, there’s been a surge of interest in 20th-century furniture, some of which is o(...)

The proposed new design for the Clarence Hotel by  British “starchitect” Norman Foster

U2 bandmates Bono and The Edge are fighting back against a Dublin City Council decision that blocked their plans for a flying saucer-style roof for th(...)

The facade of the Clarence Hotel on Wellinton Quay in Dublin. Photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Plans by Bono and The Edge to revive their parked €150 million revamp of Dublin’s Clarence Hotel were stopped in their tracks by Dublin City Council, (...)

Boris Johnson: “We have to build an airport capable of emulating that scale of growth.” Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Heathrow Airport should be closed and turned into a garden city for 200,000 people, London mayor Boris Johnson said as he put forward a plan to build (...)