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Shelly McNamara and Yvonne Farrell, of Grafton Architects, at their office in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin-based architectural firm Grafton Architects led by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara has won the inaugural architecture prize for new public (...)

 Gathering to mark the settlement between Paddy McKillen (front row centre) and the Barclay Brothers and members of McKillen’s team including Mike Aynsley (front row with glass in hand) and Richard Woodhouse (front row second from right)

For many years, Mark Hollingsworth has used his role as a journalist and author to spy on people and inveigle information useful to his wealthy client(...)

Mayor Jose Antonio Rodriguez Salas checks his smartphone at his office in Jun, Spain. Salas claims he has shaved an average of 13 per cent off the town’s budget every year since 2011, thanks to the extensive use of Twitter, and created a digital democracy where residents interact online almost daily with town officials. Photograph: Laura Leon/The New York Times

When José Antonio Rodríguez Salas’s daughter Martina was born in April, he turned to social media to share the news. However Rodríguez Salas, the may(...)

Spain’s Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, like many modern airports, is impressive to look at but neglects the comfort of travellers.
Airports in terminal decline
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  • April 16, 2016, 03:13

One morning in 1977 Brian Eno, electronica pioneer and former synthesiser player for Roxy Music, was sitting in an airport in Cologne, in what was th(...)

Jet race: Tesla Model S

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Yvonne Farrell (left) and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects. Photographs: Alice Clancy and James Harris/Royal Academy of Arts London

How do you feel? Does the space you are in have an impact on that? “It’s such an enormous question,” says Yvonne Farrell of Grafton Architects, sittin(...)

Madrid’s Plaza Mayor, a favourite with location with tourists, but visitor numbers to the city were down 22 per cent in August compared to the same month last year.
How Madrid lost its mojo

It sits, grey and unpainted, just outside central Madrid, on the city’s northeastern industrial outskirts. With one side of its semi-circular roof til(...)

Video: Peter Rice, the man and his legacy

Peter Rice, a structural engineer from Dundalk, Co Louth, is responsible for helping to construct some of the world’s most famous buildings, including(...)