Architectural Design

Housing Unlocked exhibition aims to show original solutions to housing crisis

Irish Architecture Foundation and Housing Agency exhibition in the Science Gallery at TCD offers innovation in the form of repurposing vacant bank buildings, disused Garda stations and even parts of a Dublin city church to provide accommodation

Bob Jordan, chief executive, the Housing Agency, and Nathalie Weadick, director, Irish Architecture Foundation, with Sophie Kelleher and David Lawless, creators of the exhibit Thirty-Three Churches. Pictured: Julien Behal

In conjunction with the launch of the Open House Dublin festival and its 189 events taking place this weekend, the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) and the Housing Agency last week opened a ten-week national exhibition called Housing Unlocked at the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin.

In a first of its kind in Ireland, the exhibition comprises eight architect-led solutions to help unlock housing in Ireland through their innovative installations, which included repurposing vacant banks across ...