Ireland

Gerry Barry’s Incredible Land Art Installations Harmonize with the Irish Landscape

Gerry Barry’s Incredible Land Art Installations Harmonize with the Irish Landscape

Water is a key element and influence in Gerry Barry's work. Associated with purity and the source of life, Barry often creates pieces in or around water. Carefully selected rounded stones and rocks of

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16-Year-Old Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair 2014 With World-Changing Crop Yield Breakthrough

16-Year-Old Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair 2014 With World-Changing Crop Yield Breakthrough

Irish teenagers Ciara Judge, Émer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Thow, all 16, have won the Google Science Fair 2014. Their project, Combating the Global Food Crisis, aims to provide a solution to low crop

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O’Donnell + Tuomey are Among the Youngest Winners of the RIBA Royal Gold Medal in 2015

O’Donnell + Tuomey are Among the Youngest Winners of the RIBA Royal Gold Medal in 2015

Dublin-based architects Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey of the firm O'Donnell + Tuomey have been announced as the 2015 winners of the Royal Institute of British Architects's lifetime achievement award,

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Humble Thatch-Roofed Pavilion Wins Coveted Architecture Award in Northern Ireland

Humble Thatch-Roofed Pavilion Wins Coveted Architecture Award in Northern Ireland

Jeffry's House takes its name from a nearby lake called Jeffry's Lough and was built after O'Brien won an architectural competition by the Irish Architecture Foundation, which called for proposals that

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Commonage’s Rain-Capturing Cowshed is Made Entirely From Reclaimed Materials

Commonage’s Rain-Capturing Cowshed is Made Entirely From Reclaimed Materials

The Cowshed Collective design and build workshop was the third of three focused on creating new infrastructure for Callan, including a river walk and a seasonal bridge design led by LiD Architecture.

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Burger King’s Horse Meat Contaminated Burgers Are a Whopper of a Scandal

Burger King’s Horse Meat Contaminated Burgers Are a Whopper of a Scandal

Burger King image, Shutterstock Residents of the United Kingdom are outraged following Burger King's timid announcement that trace amounts of horse DNA were found in meat at its production plant, and

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Ground Beef Sold in UK Supermarkets Found to be Contaminated with Horsemeat

Ground Beef Sold in UK Supermarkets Found to be Contaminated with Horsemeat

In the United States, finding out that much of the meat served in school lunches contains "pink slime" (second-grade meat treated with ammonia) was a pretty shocking discovery. In the UK, a watchdog

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Lorcan O’Herlihy Greens Up a Historic Home Renovation in Dublin

Lorcan O’Herlihy Greens Up a Historic Home Renovation in Dublin

Located in the heart of Dublin, the existing Georgian Manor was combined with a converted coach house and an additional 160 square meters of living space to create a modern home with a historic flare. The

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Man Builds Gigantic Floating Hamster Wheel to Walk Across the Irish Sea

Man Builds Gigantic Floating Hamster Wheel to Walk Across the Irish Sea

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lh8MiSmk-to Chris Todd had a goal of walking from Wales to Ireland - and he was not about to let the Irish Sea get in his way. So, after building a gigantic hamster wheel

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Clickity Launches Recyclable, Flat-Pack Fig Lamp at 100% Design During the 2012 London Design Festival

Clickity Launches Recyclable, Flat-Pack Fig Lamp at 100% Design During the 2012 London Design Festival

We spotted Klickity's Fig lamp when it was launched at 100% Design during the London Design Festival last week, and we were struck by this modern take on a tradition lantern. The colorful design packs

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Daniel Libeskind to Transform Maze Prison in War-Torn Ireland Into Center For Peace

Daniel Libeskind to Transform Maze Prison in War-Torn Ireland Into Center For Peace

We may think of Ireland as the origin of Guinness and St. Patrick's Day, but the country's history is far darker than many Americans realize. For centuries, Nationalists who believe Ireland should be

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Wooden-Framed “iameco” Computer Reduces Environmental Impacts

Wooden-Framed “iameco” Computer Reduces Environmental Impacts

The wooden-framed iameco (pronounced "i-am-eco") computer is easy on the eyes and on the environment. A result of a collaboration between German and Irish designers, the PC is the first of its class to

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Irish Study Finds Breastfeeding Dramatically Reduces Obesity

Irish Study Finds Breastfeeding Dramatically Reduces Obesity

image via aurimas, flickr Irish researchers recently published a study in the journal Social Science and Medicine which reveals that breastfeeding dramatically reduces the rate of obesity in

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Joe Hogan’s Unconventional Biodegradable Containers are Made from Homegrown Materials

Joe Hogan’s Unconventional Biodegradable Containers are Made from Homegrown Materials

Weaving dry bark, willow, catkin and even lichen encrusted birch twigs, basket maker Joe Hogan makes contemporary organic containers with materials he finds rights at home. Based in Loch na Fooey,

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Architect Dominic Stevens Builds His Dream House For Under $33,000

Architect Dominic Stevens Builds His Dream House For Under $33,000

Many of us dream of one day designing and building our own house - and with economic issues ravaging many countries around the globe and ensuing mortgage crises, it's not surprising that the self-build is

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Dublin’s Beautiful 3 Mews Houses Weave Natural Daylight and Lush Gardens Into Their Industrial Aesthetic

Dublin’s Beautiful 3 Mews Houses Weave Natural Daylight and Lush Gardens Into Their Industrial Aesthetic

Before these homes were built, the area located on an industrial laneway in Dublin 8 was not known for its residential buildings and was basically devoid of life. Rather than building a traditional

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Irish Artist Builds the World’s First 1.4 Billion Euro Home From Shredded Bills

Irish Artist Builds the World’s First 1.4 Billion Euro Home From Shredded Bills

What makes a home worth a million dollars? How about a billion dollars? Irish artist Frank Buckley has taken this question to its logical extreme by building his very own home made from 1.4 billion Euro

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Dazzling Double-Skinned Wexford Council Headquarters Modernize Ireland’s Civic Buildings

Dazzling Double-Skinned Wexford Council Headquarters Modernize Ireland’s Civic Buildings

Each department is housed in one of six blocks, separated by courtyards, and centered around a central forum accessible from each arm. The forum is setup like a comfortable and informal lobby, with

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Aviva Stadium: Stunning Green Sports Park Completed in Dublin

Aviva Stadium: Stunning Green Sports Park Completed in Dublin

Our friends at ArchDaily recently showcased photos of the just-finished green Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. Designed by Populous in collaboration with Scott Tallon Walker Architects, the stunning

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Linx Shipping Container Shelter

PREFAB FRIDAY: Linx Shipping Container Shelter

Dublin-based industrial designer Richard Barnwall has mastered the concept of temporary container shelter in Linx - an integrated, two-story structure that maximizes use of small spaces. Using 20-foot

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