Ahead of this year’s Open House Dublin (OHD) we’ve teamed up with our pals the Irish Architecture Foundation. who have invited some of Dublin’s creative souls to select their top five buildings or events using the ‘my list’ option on the Open House website.
Following on from the five picks of Emma Clarke of Dublin Ghost Signs, Oisín Jacob of alt-rock band Heroes in Hiding, illustrator and muralist and signpainter Holly Pereira furniture designer and maker Simon Doyle has put together his selection of five highlights from the Open House Dublin 2018 programme.
1. DUBLIN PORT PRECINCT
Facilitating the majority of port traffic for Ireland and intent on softening its boundaries to the city, Dublin Port Precinct is a great opportunity to get an inside view of the workings of the city.
Having never thought this building would be accessible to the public, I was delighted to hear that the OPW have been working hard on conservation works in the Magazine Fort and that tours are now possible.
Housing the Department of Finance, 7-9 Merrion Row by Grafton Architects is a contemporary building which sits perfectly alongside its historic neighbours. It is great to get an opportunity to see the building function from within.
Words: Simon Doyle
Images: Simon Doyle Oak Shelving Cait Fahy
Simon Doyle is a furniture designer and maker based in Ballymount in Dublin, with a focus on high quality design and industrial craft processes. He was recently named Furniture Designer of the Year at the 2018 Image Interiors & Living Design Awards.