Event / Interiors

Dublin Designs: Open House 2015

Keep your calendar free for Open House Dublin this October, which opens the doors of the most beautiful houses in the city, for you to step inside. We take a sneak peek of what we can expect…unnamed (33)

This free annual celebration of the city’s best architecture will see buildings of all types and periods open their doors to allow visitors to explore, this year titled This Place We Call Home.

Open House Dublin 2015 will focus on the theme of domesticity and urban space, and to inspire a better understanding of the places that define our rhythms and routines.

Some of the many gorgeous homes which will open their doors this year will include House in Rathmines (owned and designed by Ireland’s most celebrated architects Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey on 23 Leinster Road, the renovation and conversion of an early Georgian townhouse by A2 Architects, and the home and studio of young practice Carson and Crushell Architects.

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Favourite homes from previous years will also return for the festival, including frozen-in-time Iveagh Trust Museum flat, and No. 10 Henrietta Street, one of the oldest buildings in Dublin.

Nathalie Weadick, IAF Director explains the importance of Open House, “We want to build upon its ability to showcase great architecture, and to highlight the buildings of Dublin that have altered our vision of the city, shaped how we live now and which might inspire new ways of living in the future.

Nathalie added: “Our starting point for Open House Dublin this year is a consideration of housing, both as individual homes and as part of a much broader context we call urban fabric.”

Also returning this year is Open House Junior, a series of creative events to enable young participants to play architect for the weekend, and Open House Plus, which encompasses a number of walking tours and film screenings.

Hannah Popham


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