Dermot Bannon - making plans

Dermot Bannon is a hard man to interview. Not because he’s surly or circumspect: far from it. Anyone who has seen even five minutes of his RTÉ show Ro(...)

Smeg kitchen mixer designed by Dolce & Gabbana which will be available from December

Kitchen couture In a world where large appliances are still known as white goods fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana’s 2016 collaboration with Smeg(...)

 The Irish representative at the Venice Architecture Biennale this year is Niall McLaughlin, whose installation is a reflection on the lessons to be learned from designing buildings for people with dementia, such as his firm’s Alzheimer’s Respite Centre in Blackrock, Co Dublin

The recent news that Grafton Architects had won the competition to design a significant new building for the London School of Economics was almost uns(...)

 Dermot Bannon launches the annual campaign with Lauren (3) and Jessica Walsh (5) from Ranelagh. Photograph: Mark Stedman

The popular annual Simon Open Door campaign is on next month, so get your name in early for a consultation.Now in its 11th year, the event, which has (...)

David Beattie and Anne Bradley with their son Hugo in the new extension to their home in Terenure which came about as a result of the annual Simon Open Door initiative. Photograph: Alan Betson

When David Beattie and Anne Bradley bought their three-bedroom terraced house in Terenure, Dublin, a few years ago they knew it needed an extension bu(...)

Architect and presenter Dermot Bannon

This weekend individuals, couples and families can spend an hour with an RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland) member, poring ove(...)