The iconic roof of the new museum opened near the entrance of Dublin’s Glasnevin cemetery, soars heavenwards; and below, a marble wall reflecting a Celtic cross. The history of the burial ground goes back to the time of the repressive Penal Laws of the eighteenth century. They restricted the public performance of Catholic services, soContinue reading “Architectural Points 2”
The contemporary architecture of Dublin City Council’s Civic Offices. Built on Wood Quay, the scheme caused disquiet amongst conservationists, when it became apparent that the entire plot was a major archaeological site, the very core of the Viking settlement over which Brian Boru had lost his life in the Battle of Clontarf in 1014. Large-scaleContinue reading “Architectural Points 1”
Bicycles amidst contemporary architecture in Modern Dublin
The Selfridges Building department store, was completed in 2003 with a steel framework, a sprayed concrete facade and 15,000 anodised aluminium discs mounted on a blue background….