Tom De Paor

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Over at the website for One Molesworth Street, you can discover that the Henry J Lyons-designed office block, which houses the Ivy Restaurant at ground level, “has been carefully sculpted to sit comfortably within the historic context”. Image: Visual Lab.

A trouble with architecture is that, by the time it’s built, it’s way too late to do anything about it – apart from, to quote Frank Lloyd Wright, plan(...)

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(...)

San Elmo Lodge, Torca Road, Dalkey

For househunters in search of privacy and panoramic sea views, San Elmo Lodge ticks all the boxes. This property, located behind a restored granite wa(...)

The Courtyard house by Tom de Paor

It’s not every day that a 1940s semi-detached house is celebrated as an architectural wonder, but Tom de Paor’s extension project in Harold’s Cross ha(...)

The 13th Open House festival takes places from October 12th to 14th across Dublin

Open House, Ireland’s favourite architectural festival, returns for its 13th year – lucky for those who love to snoop behind the front doors of privat(...)

A side view of the Pálás Cinema in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The creator, architect and owners of Galway’s Pálás arthouse cinema have expressed “delight” that the building has been shortlisted for an internation(...)

Exquisitely crafted timber models and installations, such as those by London-based Alison Brooks and Dublin-born Niall McLaughlin (an example pictured above), are among the most memorable at this year's Biennale.

Ireland made its debut at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2000, with a national pavilion consisting of bales of peat briquettes, corbelled like th(...)

A side view of the new Palas Cinema behind the Galway City Mueum.  Photograph: Joe O'Shaughnessy. 21/2/2018

Galway's long-awaited art-house cinema, named Pálás, is due to open its doors on Friday with the screening of several Oscar-nominated films. Boo(...)

When the doors fold back the garden comes into this Clontarf house.

After two failed attempts at securing planning permission for a house on this site in Clontarf, Dublin 3, the developer-owner sold the plot. It was su(...)

Andrew Lowe, director of Element Pictures, in the Palace Cinema in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

GALWAY’S controversial arthouse cinema will be of “world class” standard when it opens before the end of this year, according to its new project manag(...)

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