“We’ve never had so many from Ireland,” says Giovanna Carnevali, director of the Mies van der Rohe architecture award. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

They will be rolling out the black carpet for the Mies van der Rohe awards on Friday in Barcelona in the German architect’s iconic pavilion (made f(...)

Irish architects Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey at home in Rathmines. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey received texts, emails and tweets over the last few weeks as their names were carefully carved on to the marble wa(...)

The Everyman Theatre in Liverpool by Haworth Tompkins has won the RIBA Stirling Prize coming ahead of Ireland’s O’Donnell and Tuomey Architects. Photograph courtsey of RIBA Stirling Prize.

The Everyman Theatre in Liverpool by Haworth Tompkins has won the RIBA Stirling Prize coming ahead of Ireland’s O’Donnell and Tuomey Architects who we(...)

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(...)

 Irish architects Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey, at home in Rathmines, Dublin. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey are having a moment: they have just been awarded the RIBA Royal Gold Medal – one of world architecture’s top prizes, (...)

‘We wouldn’t normally have just 12 hours to build something of this size.’ The construction of Mahagonny in the Olympia Theatre, Dublin, had to be undertaken at double speed. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 2:27

In Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s satirical opera, first performed in 1930, the city of Mahagonny appears instantaneously, as if by black magic. “(...)

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, (...)

Astley Castle, which has been given new life by Stirling Prize winners Witherford Watson Mann

A holiday home inserted into the crumbling walls of Astley Castle in Warwickshire, by Witherford Watson Mann Architects, has won this year’s RIBA Stir(...)

Two practices on the shortlist of six for the RIBA Stirling Prize announced today are based in Ireland, and another, in London, has an Irish principal(...)