Manchester’s insanely hip sea-themed night spot the HoldFast bar.
Troy , of Harcourt Architects, writes:
We are a small Architectural practice on Harcourt Terrace [Dublin 2]. and just discovered that our latest project, a nautical adventurers themed bar in Manchester called Holdfast, just got voted No.1 bar in the city! Given the economic climate over the past few years it hasn’t been easy and this couldn’t come at a better time…
Also: Glum Joy Division fan is glum (pic 4).
Pictures from Trinity College Dublin’s Berkeley and Usher libraries
It’s true they are beautiful, if you like bare concrete and wood panelling, but the ceilings let water in and you can kill twelve students by closing a door.
Broadsheet has some knowledgeable archibuffs. What’s so good about these buildings, apart from the impromptu waterslide and death chamber?
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“The Dutch market….newly-opened ‘markthal’ in Rotterdam, Netherlands by MVRDV architects. Tasty.”
Some of the handiwork of Dublin architects’ architects Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey [top] who have won the 2015 RIBA [Royal Institute of British Architects] Royal Gold Medal in “recognition of their lifetime’s work”.
The citation reads:
“It is forty years since it had been awarded to an Irish practice*. In the meanwhile Irish architecture has flourished – particularly in their generation – with a commitment to the art and the craft of building which is the envy of our more populous island. What marks Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey’s achievement is that very commitment.
They are, of course builders first of all: but they are writers and teachers as well as professionals, active through the Architectural Association of Ireland in whose recent revival they were instrumental, so that their presence on the Irish scene is a powerful one, and their influence as teachers and writers has been extremely important.
From top: Ranelagh multi-denominational School, Ranelagh, Dublin; the Gray family home, Howth, Co Dublin; An Gaelaras Irish Language Arts and Cultural Centre, Derry.
Fair play, etc.