Selected: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAME STREET, NO. 036 (INSURANCE CORPORATION OF IRELAND)
|Name:||DOWNES, JOSEPH VINCENT|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAME STREET, NO. 036 (INSURANCE CORPORATION OF IRELAND)|
|Nature:||New head office, 'carried out in brickwork of various tones with panels of black and gold tiles, but given a strong vertical accent by continuous glazing and projecting brick piers to the upper floors...[which] successfully achieved a strikingly modern effect with skilful restraint' (Larmour). Builder: S.Phillips|
Drawing of new facade exh. RHA 1936, no. 290; IB 78, 8 Aug 1936, 683(illus.); AJ 89, 22 Jun 1939, 1082; Paul Larmour, Free State Architecture: Modern Movement architecture in Ireland, 1922-1949 (Kinsale: Gandon Editions, 2009), 70,71(illus., from IB, Aug 1936).