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#Architecture

# architecture - Thursday 16 April, 2015

100-year-old house? Here are a few tips for an energy-efficient upgrade

It’s easier than you may think.

# architecture - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Running out of space? Add an extra storey...

Creating space out of nowhere with an extra bedroom and extra storey – it’s magic.

# architecture - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Making the fairytale come true for your family home

We spoke to David Leahy about fulfilling his dream of a home for the ages in his native Co Limerick.

# architecture - Thursday 19 March, 2015

How to slip a house into a 2.3-metre wide corridor

This is an incredibly clever extension.

# architecture - Thursday 12 March, 2015

How to wake up a tired old semi-d for modern family life

A rundown home in Shankill, Dublin finds it mojo (and some light and space).

From tower blocks to BER ratings... the housing landscape has changed a lot in sixty years

Here we take a look back on what building trends have shaped the modern era.

# architecture - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Mixing the modern with the historical is a perfect combination

This 19th century home didn’t need a pastiche of the past – so a renovating architect looked to its future.

# architecture - Saturday 28 February, 2015

London is getting a new bridge and some of the designs are amazing

One looks like a rocket ship.

# architecture - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Studio of light an awe-inspiring surprise in red-bricked Ranelagh

There are some serious conversation-starters behind the door of the Dublin home architect Ciarán Coy designed for himself.

# architecture - Thursday 19 February, 2015

How an amazing retrofit improved this Irish home's energy rating by 90%

This Dublin semi-d became the first certified ‘passive’ retrofit home here.

# architecture - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Mirror mirror on the... exterior wall of your house

A trend for – very literally – mirroring the landscape surrounding a building is gaining international traction.

A marriage of history and art under one roof in the Burren

This incredible classically-proportioned home commands its spot in a wild landscape – and provides refuge for its owners.

# architecture - Saturday 24 January, 2015

What do you think of the 19 'best new buildings' in America?

The list has been chosen by the American Institute of Architecture.

# architecture - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Did this famous Irish designer nearly fall into obscurity because of chauvinism?

Eileen Gray was known for her pioneering work within architecture’s Modern Movement.

# architecture - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Fancy living in the world's first underwater city?

The designers believe it will be sustainable and not affected by hurricanes or earthquakes.

Good mews: from laneway garage to a gorgeous city pad

Mews properties are a typical feature of city living – and this clever design makes the absolute best of their limited floor area.

# architecture - Saturday 3 January, 2015

From Gandy's Cottages to Bungalow Bliss: the history of the 'pattern book'

Architectural design manuals have been with us for centuries.

# architecture - Sunday 28 December, 2014

The 10 tallest buildings that were never finished

Some buildings were just never meant to be…

# architecture - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Nice buildings put up in Dublin in the past 25 years? Why, yes, there are

Giant undertaking charts over 150 buildings that showcase excellent architecture in the capital since 1990.

# architecture - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Spectacular saunas that make us want to take our clothes off

Stunning curves, letting it all hang out – some of the features that makes these architectural gems shine.

Trying to work with an older extension - how one architect solved the problem

A Wexford couple wanted a bigger kitchen – they got a whole new feel to their home into the bargain.

# architecture - Thursday 4 December, 2014

The hotel that acts as a wind instrument

A lakeside location and an Aeolian harp inspires this meditative space in Japan.

What's behind the magic door of this modest streetfront?

It was once a temporary jail, and was semi-derelict when snapped up – but now this 1790s house in Kerry is a real family bolthole.

# architecture - Thursday 27 November, 2014

This might be the most beautiful office space in the world Wow Factor This post contains a poll

This might be the most beautiful office space in the world

…Or would you prefer the Bond villain lair-type bunker in Sweden here?

What kind of house does an architect build for his own family?

John McLaughlin created this beautiful garden house to bring light, peace and nature to everyday life.

# architecture - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Renovation station: Shutters back on a warm extension for a protected house

Each week, we focus on a makeover of an Irish home into a wonderful living space.

# architecture - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Gallic row brewing over 180m tall pyramid for Paris skyline

That’s about 1.5 time the height of the Spire of Dublin.

# architecture - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Renovation station: Reviving a 1950s terracotta-tiled beauty

Each week, we focus on a makeover of an Irish home into a wonderful living space.

# architecture - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Renovation station: The creation of an access-all-areas family home

Each week, we focus on a makeover of an Irish home into a wonderful living space.

# architecture - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Would you live in apartment blocks like these? Sure you would

A fresh view on apartment living at the World Architecture Festival.

Renovation station: Open plan living with an energy-saving facelift

Each week, we focus on a makeover of an Irish home into a wonderful living space.

# architecture - Thursday 23 October, 2014

The most extraordinary houses built in the world this year

Feast your eyes on these.

Renovation station: A 1930s semi-d finally sees the light

Each week, we focus on a makeover of an Irish home into a wonderful living space.

# architecture - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Irish duo win the 'world’s most prestigious architecture award' Royal Gold Medal This post contains images

Irish duo win the 'world’s most prestigious architecture award'

Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey are the first Irish architects to win the Royal Gold Medal in almost 40 years.

# architecture - Saturday 20 September, 2014

These 11 beautiful New York buildings no longer exist

New York had a poor record of protecting old buildings until 1966.

# architecture - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Here's an idea, let's stick a glass house on the side of a cliff

That’s pretty much what an Australian design company has thought up.

# architecture - Monday 23 June, 2014

What redesigning a bus shelter says about Cork City

A new exhibition took four bus shelters and paired users with architects.

# architecture - Monday 9 June, 2014

USI says 'internship culture' to blame for low graduate wages

Union president Joe O’Connor said that schemes such as JobBridge had led to “a very, very employer friendly market”.

# architecture - Thursday 5 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge What is the worst building in Ireland? Barfchitecture

What is the worst building in Ireland?

We want you to tell us!

# architecture - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Here are some of the best Irish designed buildings. What's your favourite?

A shortlist of 48 projects have been selected by a jury and now the public are being asked to vote for the one they like best.