The first images of the design for the Parnell Square Cultural Quarter were presented as part of an update to Dublin City Council’s Culture Recreation & Amenity Strategic Policy Committee last week. (more…)
The Rates Office, former Newcomen Bank, is one of Dublin’s finest eighteenth century buildings which enjoys a unique setting on Cork Hill opposite City Hall at the entrance to Dublin Castle. City Architects & the Heritage Officer are currently coordinating the preparation of A Conservation Management Plan with the support of the Heritage Council under their Heritage Management Grant Scheme 2016. (more…)
During Dublin City Architects recent and ongoing research of The Aungier Estate we discovered what we believe to be one of the earliest surviving original 1893 Charles E. Goad’s Fire insurance plans of Dublin City centre.
The historic fire insurance plans were found right here in Dublin City Council Offices on Wood Quay. The plans were entrusted to the councils Law Department after being salvaged from the basement in City Hall, which at the time was being cleared of its contents.
22.07.2015Aungier Estate Walking Tour
A walking tour of the Aungier Estate, organised by the Irish Architecture Foundation, took place on Thursday 9th July. Tour guides included Nicki Matthew, Architectural Conservation with Dublin City Council, and Marc Richie from the conservation office in the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
The tour sought to highlight the origins of 17th century Aungier Estate from the more familiar successor Georgian era, exploring it’s rich cultural heritage while also considering opportunities for the regeneration of the area.
19.06.2015Urban Redevelopment Authority
Dublin City Council through City Architects has been building links with Singapore, a city that applies a strong design focus in urban development. City Architect Ali Grehan was invited to Singapore recently to see the impressive work being done by the Urban Redevelopment Authority and share insights about Dublin’s design approach. In addition to making a presentation to the Centre for Liveable Cities Ali did an interview for the URA’s publication Skyline, an edited version of which is published today and can be found here.
The full Q&A is below.
The Mansion House was host to last week’s seminar on to mark the buildings tercentenary. (more…)
19.02.2015Sacred Space Exhibition & Book Launch
The Sacred Space exhibition is concerned with the contemporary making and unmaking of sacred space in Dublin. (more…)
Here’s a good in-depth report on the Mansion House by RTE Nationwide which aired this week. (more…)
Alongside Hidden Rooms, November also saw two presentations from City Architect Ali Grehan on design in the city. The first took place in Shanghai at the Pc-House Modern Design Awards, where she presented an outline of house typologies in Dublin, from the earliest ‘Dutch Billies’ right through to contemporary schemes such as Thornton Heights and Dublin House. The second presentation took place closer to home, as part of Defuse Dublin 2014, and dealt with the ‘Architectural Criteria’ outlined in the city’s development plan.
Light is something we all take for granted, but once captured it offers a new dimension to how we see things, and the spaces we inhabit. Kevin Street Library is about many things but primarily about the light.