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Dublin Civic Trust
An independent charitable organisation working to recognise and protect the city’s architectural heritage and its civic potential
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Myko Clelland 10h
Newly discovered just outside of Verona, what could be this year's biggest discovery - an almost entirely intact Roman mosaic villa floor!
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Replying to @LukeWarmLiberal
Ravishing addition.
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StephenCoyne 8h
The Green and the Gold - Griffith Avenue
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Replying to @dubcivictrust
Before, the left-hand building had charcoal windows that chimed with the polychrome brick highlights, lending the building a dignified and independent dimension compared to its new-found status as reluctant appendage. These subtleties are lost on too many design professionals.
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Dublin Civic Trust 19h
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The mock Georgian side entrance door in Kelly Green, next to Nespresso tones, is the icing on the cake.
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Dublin Civic Trust 19h
Surely a human eye did not fall on the compliance drawings for these new shopfronts on Westland Row? This is the very worst design practice for shopfront treatment, where the design bluntly straddles two handsome Victorian premises of differing proportions. What a shame.
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Dublin Civic Trust May 25
Exquisite silhouettes.
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Dublin Civic Trust May 25
Replying to @dubcivictrust
The catastrophic fire in May 1894 led to tenders for rebuilding issuing in 1895. The Henry Street facade was reported to be up to roof level by February 1897.
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Dublin Civic Trust May 25
Replying to @dubcivictrust
Amazingly, the bones of the original 1890s display windows, including their multi-pane top glazing, masonry pilasters and original Arnott & Co. carved fascia lettering, also survive and warrant a full reveal.
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Dublin Civic Trust May 25
Replying to @dubcivictrust
The monumental segmental arch is framed by frothy Corinthian pilasters, centrally mounted with a serene keystone head countering the frenzied spandrels. The 1960s-era canopy has been regularly proposed for removal in recent years but has yet to materialise. Some other details:
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Dublin Civic Trust May 25
Entombed behind the bronze-edged canopy of Arnotts is the spectacular original entrance, designed by George Palmer Beater when rebuilding the store following fire in 1895. A wildly carved limestone ensemble, packed with acanthus leaves and snarling gremlins foretelling Covid era.
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Steve Mouzon May 24
Skyscrapers have a number of problems that my big-city friends don't want to hear about. If you're from NYC or Vancouver, you just might want to skip this thread. It won't be the end of skyscrapers because skyscraper cities have too much sunk cost but others may reconsider. 1/?
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StephenCoyne May 24
People-less State Apartments - Dublin Castle | enjoying the grand space of the Upper Yard
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Noah Halpin May 23
Can we talk about the ZERO availability of public toilets right now? I've had to travel into town for meds twice recently (3.5hr round trip). No public toilets open, no cafe's etc will allow use. Had to ask a Garda Station at one point. What are people's opinions on this?
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StephenCoyne May 24
Replying to @stephen_coyne
All the promise of Group 91 and there visionary master plan. A revitalised cultural quarter for Dublin.
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StephenCoyne May 24
Replying to @stephen_coyne
Dublin’s best known urban renewal project. Full of promise at its inception in the 1990s. Now a place of raggedy streets and fronts, pubs and clubs, short term lets...
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StephenCoyne May 24
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Irish Georgian Society May 24
Built c. 1780, this thatched cottage in Lenankeel, Co. Donegal is of significant importance for its early date and also as it relates to a surviving group of vernacular structures that form part of a clachan settlement. More images: 📷 Dedalus Architecture
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Alan Mee May 23
Lots of ideas for staycation visits here...and the film is a historic artefact in itself, full of rich anecdote and learning, reminding us of what’s (mostly) still on our doorsteps
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Dublin Civic Trust May 23
Blast from the past: Playhouse light show at Liberty Hall, autumn 2009. 100,000 LED light units were installed in 330 windows on the south and west faces of the building, with animations uploaded by the public.
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