Dublin dominates RIAI house awards

The 2018 Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) accolade for best architectural house design saw two Dublin homes scoop the awards — out of a shortlist of Dublin-only homes.

The award for best house did not, as it had last year, have regional categories. The Best House category was won by GKMP Architects for its Vaulted House in Dublin. Photography by Alice Clancy. Runners up were Belgrave Mews by TAKA Architects, photography by Alice Clancy: and Ringsend House by LiD Architecture, photography by Gareth Byrne: The Best House Extension category was won by Ryan W. Kennihan Architects for St Catherine’s in Dublin. Photography by Aisling McCoy. Runners up were Haddington Park by Robert Bourke Architects, photography by Ste Murray: and Portico by David Flynn Architects, photography by Aisling McCoy:

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Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of SelfBuild & Improve Your Home magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email astrid.madsen@selfbuild.ie

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