Aidan Regan: Could a ‘duplex maisonette’ design help to solve the capital’s housing crisis?

An innovative design based on Victorian row houses could deliver better quality, cheaper, high density and low rise housing than high-rise apartment blocks

An artists’ impressions of the high-density, low-rise, three-storey duplex maisonette housing proposed by Shay Cleary Architects. The design takes inspiration from the Victorian houses that are prevalent across the wealthiest (and ridiculously unaffordable) parts of Dublin’s inner-city suburbs. Picture: Shay Clear Architects