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  • Southside

Hidden treasures to be discovered in Open House

Thursday, 16th August, 2018 6:00pm
Hidden treasures to be discovered in Open House

In 2017, Open House Dublin hosted more than 33,000 visits during the three-day event.

Hidden treasures to be discovered in Open House

In 2017, Open House Dublin hosted more than 33,000 visits during the three-day event.

HIDDEN behind a 1930s terrace in Harold’s Cross is an unknown treasure called Courtyard House.

Designed by Tom dePaor in 2016 and listed on Airbnb, this contemporary home features a series of interconnecting internal and external spaces.

It is just one of the many highlights of this year’s Open House Dublin 2018 which is running with the theme ‘Tomorrow’s Past: Discover Our Future Heritage’.

This, the 13th year of the popular event, which is presented annually by the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF).

Taking place from Friday, October 12 to Sunday 14, Open House Dublin is Ireland’s largest architecture festival. It features buildings that aren’t usually accessible to the public opening their doors, with tours provided by expert guides.

In 2017, Open House Dublin hosted more than 33,000 visits during the three-day event.

For the first time, Open House Dublin 2018 will feature a building for every decade from 1700 up to the present day. This living timeline will provide a very special opportunity to follow and experience the city’s architectural development as it evolved in response to more than 300 years of social, cultural, political, and economic influence.

Celebrating the European Year of Cultural Heritage, this year’s Open House Dublin will also explore the influence of our European neighbours on Dublin’s built heritage, from Dutch Billies and Italian neoclassicism, to Bauhaus-inspired modernism.

The programme will also reflect on the increasing influence Irish architects have on Europe and beyond, by featuring those who are winning significant projects in Europe and Asia.

Open House Dublin 2018 will feature more than 100 buildings to alongside a rich programme of events. One exciting addition to this year’s programme is Kevin Street Library, which first opened in 1904.

Read the digital editions of the Dublin People Northside East, Northside West & Southside here