Author: Denise Maguire, Editor

ARCHITECTS IN SCHOOLS 2020 – ONLINE EXHIBITION LAUNCH

The Irish Architecture Foundation has to launched the annual ‘Architects in Schools’ exhibition. The Architects in Schools initiative is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. This year the exhibition moves online as …

INDUSTRY DUE BACK TO WORK ON MAY 18

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced that construction is included in the first phase of easing restrictions, marking 18 May as the official ‘Back to Work’ day. He outlined the five phases which will see an ongoing reduction of restrictions should the current progress being made continue. “On the …

WOOD AWARDS 2020 OPENS FOR ENTRIES

Wood Awards Ireland 2020 (WAI) is open to registered architects, engineers, designers, woodworkers and other practitioners throughout Ireland who incorporate wood as the inherent medium in submitted projects. Supported by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI), WAI 2020 is also open to Irish practitioners based …

RIAI SIMON OPEN DOOR CAMPAIGN GOES ONLINE

The RIAI and the Simon Communities are once again joining forces to launch the annual RIAI Simon Open Door campaign. This year, however, they’re taking the initiative online due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Now in its 16th year, the campaign sees registered architects all around Ireland offer …

NEOLITH® MONT BLANC SCALES NEW HEIGHTS OF CULINARY FASHION

Neolith® Mont Blanc specified by leading French chef throughout his conceptual dining venueFood holds particular significance for renowned chef Pierre Sang. Born in South Korea, he was adopted by a Parisian family at seven years old. Cooking played a major role in his integration into French society. Mont …

ARCHITECTS’ CONFIDENCE FALLS OFF A CLIFF

According to an article on Building Design (www.bdonline.co.uk), UK architects’ confidence in future workloads has plunged by a record amount since the start of the coronavirus crisis began. The RIBA’s Future Trends survey for March dropped by an unprecedented 33 points to -11. This is the steepest fall …

NEOLITH SURFACES OFFER ASSURANCE DURING GLOBAL HEALTH CRISIS

Clean, Durable, AestheticNeolith® surfaces offer assurance during global health crisis As householders strive to keep a clean environment and minimise health risks in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, Neolith®, the global pioneering brand of Sintered Stone, highlights the ways in which its surfaces offer peace of mind. …