Architect Niall McCullough on the roof of the Ussher Library at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

Niall McCullough Born: June 15th 1958 Died: August 20th 2021 Niall McCullough, who has died at the age of 63 after a short illness, was a brilliantly(...)

Dublin Civic Trust described Niall McCullough as ‘one of the great minds of our time’. Photograph: McCullough Mulvin Architects site

Dublin Civic Trust is among those that have paid tribute following the death of influential architect and writer Niall McCullough. In a post on socia(...)

Westport, courtesy National Library of Ireland, Lawrence Collection.

We have some interesting ways of being in Ireland. On the one hand we’re inordinately proud of our reputation overseas. We know and love how well rega(...)

A Site for Culture: Atelier Rae  proposes the use of scaffolding to create sheltered open-air venues for culture and the arts. Concept drawing: atelierrae.ie

After too many conversations about what’s not allowed, we have to start thinking about what is possible, and how to make it happen. We have a clear ch(...)

‘Juggling the demands of a full house with work and study is already testing most households.’ Photograph: Justin Paget/Getty Images

After Covid-19, will Irish housing design change for good? The past weeks have taught us more about our homes than we possibly ever wanted to le(...)

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(...)

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