RIAI Publications

RIAI Magazines

Architecture Ireland

Architecture Ireland is the journal of the RIAI. It is a platform for the dissemination, discussion, and critique of architectural culture and practice. It features research, opinion, and reviews; alongside the selected works of contemporary Irish architects. Published six times per annum by Architecture Ireland Publishing Ltd, the journal is delivered to all RIAI Registered Architects and RIAI Architectural Technologist Members in Ireland.

The digital edition of Architecture Ireland is available to read.

house + design

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. 

house + design magazine is available from the RIAI Bookshop at a cost of €4.99. To order a copy please contact Brona King, RIAI Bookshop,  or T 01 6761703.

Back issues can be accessed here.

RIAI Books

Dublin by Design

The Royal Institute for Architects in Ireland (RIAI) in partnership with The O’Brien Press and supported by Dublin City Council is delighted to launch Dublin by Design, Architecture and the City.  

No single book can capture the multifarious characteristics of a city. Dublin by Design, by celebrating the city’s architectural and urban works, reveals a fascinating story of the making and remaking of its fabric. 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 architectural layers of this complex tapestry that provide the back story to its iconic structures, streets and spaces. Interwoven through this story are images of the significant contribution that architecture has made to the public realm, with many featured projects recipients of RIAI Architecture Awards. If the last one hundred years are a measure, the next hundred will see Dublin impacted by economic, environmental and physical challenges.

Dublin by Design is available from the RIAI Bookshop at a cost of €29.99. To order a copy please contact Brona King, RIAI Bookshop,  or T 01 6761703.

RIAI Annual Review

The RIAI Annual Review showcases the best of Irish architecture completed during a two-year period and celebrates the work of RIAI Members. Quality architecture positively touches all aspects of our lives; it is an expression of our national culture and tells the story of our history, economy, and society. The Annual Review, which is published by the RIAI and funded under the Government Policy on Architecture, brings alive some of the great projects completed by Irish architects.

RIAI Online Resources

RIAI Town and Village Toolkit

Towns and villages across Ireland have been integral to Irish economic and cultural life for centuries. They can also be great places to live and work for modern lifestyles. To support those involved in Irish towns and villages, the RIAI – with support from the Government Policy on Architecture – has launched a free online resource. The RIAI Town and Village Toolkit provides practical advice, references and successful case studies of places that have with architectural and urban design expertise positively overcome challenges. Case studies include Clonakilty, Cloughjordan, Westport, Tuppercurry and Waterford’s Viking Triangle.

Working with an Architect

Whether you are planning to build your dream home or are extending and renovating your existing house, a registered architect has the qualifcations, vision and experience to take you expertly through your building project.

An architect does a lot more than just provide you with a design, they will help you set a viable brief and budget, guide you through the planning process, obtain quotes for the work, manage consultants like surveyors and engineers, monitor the budget and administer the construction contract.

An architect can also save you money on a project, as they will research viable alternatives and solutions to suit your budget. This free guide will take you through the process.

Old House New Home

To support the owners of older residences, including historic houses and protected structures, the RIAI, with funding from the Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht and Creative Ireland, has published a free online guide to conservation and renovation, Old House New Home. This is as an innovative e-publication, offering free guidance and advice on repairing and reusing historic buildings. It explains how to understand your home, conserve period features and reimagine it for contemporary living, while maintaining the character and craftsmanship that come with historic properties. The guide includes a wealth of case study projects representing different sizes, conditions, characteristics and locations – from homes in urban and suburban settings to the adaptation of farmhouse complex, their yards and outbuildings.

RIAI Consumer Advice Notes

RIAI consumer advice publications provide information and insights from our Members’ knowledge base. Recent publications include: