A love letter to architecture and public space in Dublin, Ireland.

Milltown 110kV station, Cowper Drive and Park Drive, Dublin 6 (and a bit of an announcement)+

It seems like the only real way to see the Milltown transformer station is from above. Unless you’re with the...

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Drumcondra Library, Millmount Avenue, Dublin 9+

The public library in Drumcondra is a freestanding building, surrounded by a lawn and facing onto the southern end of...

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The Freemasons’ Hall, 17 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2+

Though the Grand Lodge of Ireland dates from 1725 or earlier, work on their present building in Dublin began in 1866....

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Model, Thomas Read, 4 Parliament Street+

One of the nicest things about running a blog is that, sometimes, people get in touch about interesting things you wouldn’t...

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Shopfront, 91 Monkstown Road, Monkstown, Co. Dublin+

Just a short distance from Knox Memorial Hall, the shopfront at number 91 is smart and symmetrical. Two panes to either...

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Corner, 45a Home Farm Road, Dublin 9+

It’s not that you’d want every corner to stand out, but in the context of Home Farm Road and the...

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Wall, Weavers’ Square, Dublin 8+

On the gable end of the east side of Weavers’ Square, there’s a thick, lumpy render that hints at the...

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Frank’s, 18 Frederick Street North, Dublin 1+

Though you could make a very good case for enforcing signage guidelines in the name of cohesive streetscapes and that...

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Shop unit, 112-3 George’s Street Lower, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin+

The former Knowles Electrical premises on George’s Street Lower makes a strong mark on the corner, with a 45-degree chamfer...

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Samuel Beckett bridge control room, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2+

No matter how you feel about Santiago Calatrava’s Samuel Beckett Bridge, the big white recumbent harp is likely to draw...

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