Virgil Abloh for Ikea: the backlit Mona Lisa

Ikea is joining forces with the fashion set, partnered with Virgil Abloh, one of the hottest names on plant fashion, Louis Vuitton’s menswear artistic(...)

Tubbrid Castle

What do 1830s almshouses in Co Waterford, an “off-the-peg” Swiss cottage in Co Leitrim, a Tudor-era tower in Co Kilkenny and a mid 18th-century house (...)

A2 Architects at Close Encounter at the Glucksman Cork Cork. Photograph: Jed Niezgoda

The popularity of Open House, the worldwide free architecture festival, shows the huge level of interest in how, and where, we live and work or, at th(...)

Concrete jungle: the US embassy in Dublin, designed by John M Johansen and completed in 1964. Photograph: Paul Tierney/Dublin City Council

Ugly, hated and dated, it can feel as if the years between 1940 and 1970 were wilderness ones in Ireland: decades that taste and time forgot. As our n(...)

There are ambitious plans to develop the area as a literary hub, with a major new Central Library, designed by Grafton Architects

From the Mansion House to City Hall, Leinster House to Charlemont House, you can see the shifts of ambition and power in the shape of Dublin city. Whi(...)

Mimetic House, Leitrim designed by architect Dominic Stevens. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Among the heated debates we’re noted for frequently resurrecting in this country, one that shows signs of emerging again into a full- on argument is (...)

McCullough Mulvin designs: Bessboro House, Cork

What makes cities look the way they do? Most people take them for granted, get stuck in traffic, admire the edifices, use the offices and dream of bi(...)

Al-Mustapha Islamic Educational & Cultural Centre Ireland, Coolmine Industrial Estate, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eugene Langan

One day there was a knock on the door of Denis Byrne Architects in Dublin’s North Great George’s Street and Maggie Moran opened it to find a tall, (...)

Blackrock library is a mix of old and contemporary, three buildings  linked by a new block along the back of the site

While it may be imperative to keep quiet in libraries, there is no need for them to be sombre, joyless settings. Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Coun(...)

Old and new: the Neues Museum in Berlin, which was reworked by David Chipperfield. Photograph: Michael Kappeler/AFP/Getty

When you work as an architect in Ireland it doesn’t take long to work a couple of things out. One is that architecture barely figures on Irish cult(...)