Featured Bookshop Publications

RIAI Annual Review VOL 9


The ninth volume of the RIAI Annual Review looks closely at interventions in Irish cities and towns, designed to make them great places to live, work, learn and for enjoyment. Also exploring the ongoing success of Irish architects in delivering projects globally and mark the recent renovations to Eileen Gray’s landmark home E1027 and the 30th anniversary of Group 91.

Old House, New Home – RIAI


Old House New Home includes a wealth of case study projects by RIAI Registered Architects, from beautifully restored homes in urban and suburban settings, including examples of ‘living above the shop’, to the adaptation of farmhouses, outbuildings, schools and military buildings.

RIAI house + design Issue 7


house + design is a consumer magazine published annually by the RIAI and Architecture Ireland Publishing Ltd. It includes features on new builds, extensions, renovations, and garden design. It's available in newsagents nationwide and the RIAI Bookshop. house + design is Ireland’s only dedicated magazine for architect-designed homes and interiors.

Dublin by Design

Edited by Noel Brady & Dr.Sandra O’Connell


Marking one hundred years since the city's trajectory shifted as it emerged as the capital of a newly minted free state, the contributors reveal some of the layers of this complex tapestry that provide the back story to its iconic structures, streets and spaces.

Danish Functionalism and Block-Based Housing

Kay Fisker 

Price: €53.50

This book focuses on the Copenhagen housing estates of architect Kay Fisker (1893-1965). A leading exponent of Danish Functionalism, Fisker was influenced by Louis Sullivan and had a strong belief in continuity, putting modernism in perspective and identifying precedents.

Foreign Exchange: Conservations on Architecture Here and Now 

Price: €15.00

This publication gathers reviews and reflections to the Foreign Exchange: Conservations on Architecture Here and Now lecture series which ran in 2020 and 2020. The series and this publication was curated and edited by Livia Hurley and Emmet Scanlon. 

Turning Corners 

Gerard Byrne 


Turning Corners volume brings together a collection of 150 stunning works executed by Gerard Byrne, Ireland’s foremost Modern Impressionist, during the three Lockdown phases of the Covid 19 pandemic, spanning the period Spring 2020 to Summer 2021. 

De aedibus international series  

Ryan W.Kennihan


De aedibus international series aims to document and compile the inspiration and architectural culture of individual architects in Europe. Since 2009, they have published individual volumes on hotspots of European architectural history. The core of each book Is dedicated to the world of observation. Images and plans present a number of remarkable buildings that are not the result of routine “production”.  Instead, each design stems from a passionate engagement with the task and its premises.


Clancy Moore, Ryan W. Kennihan and Steve Larkin


A.MAG features the work of award-winning Architects Clancy Moore, Ryan W. Kennihan and Steve Larkin.  

Approximate Formality 

Valerie Mulvin  

Price: €35.00

Approximate Formality by Valerie Mulvin is all about towns and town plans around Ireland, from the earliest time in the history of the Irish state to the famine, how the towns came into existence. In conducting research for this book, the author has found that the landscape of Ireland has changed significantly with people opting to move away from cities and into smaller towns and villages around the country in search of a quieter life. 

The Dignity of Everyday Life – Celebrating Michael Scott’s Busáras

Eoin Ó Broin & Mal McCann

Price: €35.00

Michael Scott’s Áras Mhic Dhiarrmada and Busáras is one of the most important modernist buildings not just in Dublin, but the country of Ireland. Built between 1947 and 1953, the building was ahead of its time in terms of its look and as a result has withstood the test of time as its design remains relevant to this day and is still looked upon as one of the classic architectural structures that makes up the Dublin city landscape. 

A Dictionary Of Colour Combinations Seigensha

Price: €24.50

Sanzo Wada (1883-1967) was an artist, teacher, and costume and kimono designer during a turbulent time in avant-garde Japanese art and cinema. Wada was ahead of his time in developing traditional and Western influenced colour combinations, helping to lay the foundations for contemporary colour research. Based on his original 6-volume work from the 1930s, this book offers 348 colour combinations, as attractive and sensuous as the books own design

Sigurd Lewerentz, architect

Price: €58.50

Architect is a reprint of the first ever monograph on his work, originally published in English 1987 and long out of print. It tells the story of Lewerentz's life and presents his entire work in text and many photographs, drawings and plans. The new edition is rounded out by a new essay on Lewrentz and his significance by the German-Chinese architect, critic, and professor, Wilfried Wang.

FLOOR PLAN MANUAL Non- Profit Housing 


The Floor Plan Manual gives the reader 600 great solutions from competition winners to an old and recurring challenge that must be rephrased for every new generation.  

The Dublin Architecture Guide 1937-2021 

Paul Kelly, Cormac Murray & Brendan Spierin


The Dublin Architecture Guide 1937-2021 takes a look at the historical buildings around Dublin such as Trinity College, the Docklands and other parts of the city including Ballyfermot, Dun Laoghaire and delves in the in past, present and future of the Dublin skyline. 

More Space for Architecture

O’Donnell + Tuomey 


More Space for Architecture features buildings and projects designed by Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey over the seven year period from 2015 to 2021. Unbuilt and unpublished designs act like stepping stones to trace a continuous path between recent and realised works for schools, universities, housing, artist collaborations and public buildings.

Irish Country Furniture and Furnishings

Landscape architecture from DFLA


The Irish architecture firm DFLA (Dermot Foley Landscape Architects) is known for pushing the boundaries of landscape architecture. While the studio's previous practice has been characterized by detail-oriented observation and spatial intervention, its latest projects, collected in this publication, are devoted to the question of the influence of time. Engagements with issues such as the circular economy and ecology have recently led DFLA to artistic approaches to environmental science. Created in Ireland and beyond, the works speak to themes of perception, craft, neglect, and imperfection. The book includes both illustrated concepts and realized landscape architecture. It reflects the studio's complex approach and its successes to date.

Think Like an Architect

Randy Deutsch


Architects have a valuable and critical set of multiple thinking types that they develop throughout the design process. In this book, Randy Deutsch shows readers how to access those thinking types and use them outside pure design thinking – showing how they can both solve problems but also identify the problems that need solving. To think the way the best architects do.

Architecture is a Social Act

Greg Goldin and Sinéad Finnerty-Pyne


Architecture is a Social Act addresses how the discipline can be used as a tool to engage in politics, economics, aesthetics, and smart growth by promoting social equity, human interaction, and cultural evolution. This book features 28 projects drawn from across LOHA’s nearly 30-year history, a selection that underscores the direct connection between the development of consciously designed buildings and wider efforts to tackle issues that are relevant in a rapidly changing world.


Architect’s Pocket Book

Jonathan Hetreed, Ann Ross, Charlotte Baden-Powell


This handy pocket book brings together a wealth of useful information that architects need on a daily basis - on-site or in the studio. It provides clear guidance and invaluable detail on a wide range of issues, from planning policy through environmental design to complying with Building Regulations, from structural and services matters to materials characteristics and detailing.

Landscape Architect's Pocket Book

Nicola Garmory, Rachel Tennant and Siobhan Vernon


An indispensable tool for all landscape architects, this time-saving guide answers the most frequently asked questions in one pocket-sized volume. It is a concise, easy-to-read reference that gives instant access to a wide range of information needed on a daily basis, both out on site and in the office.

‘Oh, We’re Lost!’

Siobhán Cuffe


On a stormy October day, Molly and her mother come on a visit to the Hennessy household in Dublin. Although they don't know their way around, they are persuaded to go for a walk with the family dogs.

Architect of Death and Life

Mikael Andersson


The most comprehensive book to date about Sweden’s greatest modern architect, Sigurd Lewerentz. This publication charts the rise of one of the most intriguing and brilliant architectural practitioners of his era (1885-1975). 

Twenty-Five Buildings Every Architect Should Understand

Simon Unwin 


An essential companion for Simon Unwin’s Analysing Architecture and part of the trilogy which also includes his Exercises in Architecture: Learning to Think as an Architect. These three publications combined offer an in-depth look into what life is like working as an architect.

101 Rules of Thumb For Low Energy Architecture 

Huw Heywood 


In an area where ever-changing technology and complex legislation and can cloud the designer’s thought-processes, this book encourages the designer to think clearly and intuitively about the fundamentals of low energy buildings. With reliable, simple rules of thumb that will provide new ideas and refresh the designer’s palette, each page focuses on a single piece of advice or guidance along with a clear hand-drawn illustration, while there are also plenty of tips and more detailed information for those who wish to dig deeper.

Space Framed, Photography

Hugh Campbell  


While much has been written about how photography serves architecture, this book looks at how fine-art photographers frame constructed space – from cities to single anonymous rooms. It analyses various techniques used and reveals resonances and rhythms found in the photographs as they occur at different scales, times and settings.