Irish composer Jennifer Walshe has been elected to Germany’s Akademie der Künste. Photograph:  AT Schaefe

Irish composer Jennifer Walshe has been elected to Germany’s Akademie der Künste, the Berlin-based academy of arts that was founded as long ago as 169(...)

For Daniel  Libeskind, Zlota 44 is a symbolic statement about people returning to a Warsaw that was devastated by war, destruction and catastrophe – and now a city completely reborn.

World-renowned architect, Daniel Libeskind’s global portfolio ranges from New York’s World Trade Center redevelopment and Berlin’s Jewish Museum throu(...)

Piece by Anita Groener in Facebook’s Dublin office. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Over the last two years, a number of artists, Irish or with strong Irish links, have participated in Facebook’s artist-in-residence programme and/or m(...)

The SMB (small/medium business) zone at Facebook’s Dublin office. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The highlight of Open House Dublin 2016 is undoubtedly Facebook’s headquarters beside the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in the oh-so-chic south docklands. (...)

Airbnb headquarters on Hanover Quay in the south docklands

The public gets another chance to view buildings of all types and periods free of charge when Open House Dublin 2016 takes place from October 14th-16t(...)

Archway, Swift’s Row. Taken from ‘Dublin Strolls’ by Gregory and Audrey Bracken (The Collins Press, 2016)

The architectural styles of city buildings and their surrounding streetscapes have a much greater impact on our everyday life than we realise. It’s u(...)

Exploring Ireland’s postcolonial archictural identity: architect John McLaughlin and academic Gary Boyd. Photograph: Alice Clancy

While a Modernist revival arose during the Tiger’s cub years, fostered by the new breed of architecture, Ireland is not often associated with the ori(...)

Building work on a skyscraper in Warsaw and, above, the Daniel Libeskind-designed Zlota 44 tower in the city which is made of materials from Ireland’s CRH group.

Josef Stalin would be furious if he could see Warsaw now. Where once the postwar cityscape was dominated by the Palace of Culture, an unwanted and uns(...)

Potsdamer Platz: “Berlin is a museum for every failed city planning attempt since 1945,” said Hans Stimmann, Berlin’s first post-unification German city planner.  Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images.

They’re still building. That’s the answer I give whenever people ask me what’s going on in Berlin, a quarter century after German unification. When t(...)

Developer Joe O’Reilly. Numbers 4 and 5 Grand Canal Square, along with a third block, Number 2, were developed by Mr O’Reilly’s Chartered Land

Two substantial office buildings rented by Facebook at Grand Canal Square in the south Dublin docklands are to be sold to Union Investment, the inves(...)

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