Over the three nights of Open House, members of the public will be able to explore eighty buildings of architectural significance across Dublin.
Architects and other experts will be on hand to guide visitors through some of the oldest, and some of the most modern buildings in the capital.
The twelve-storey Reuben Street apartments off Cork Street offer stunning views of Dublin 8 and the surrounding area. Paul Kelly of FKL Architects who built the Reuben Street apartments says that the apartments were designed around a courtyard which encourages neighbours to interact. At the other end of the spectrum is 25 Eustace Street in Temple Bar which is part of the city's history. Dating from the 1720s this building is managed by the Landmark Trust and is one of the oldest buildings on the Open House programme.
Nathalie Weadick of the Irish Architecture Foundation comments on the variety of buildings which will be open to the public during Open House.
The Open House weekend will allow residents of the city to explore the past and contemplate the changes on the horizon.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 18 October 2007. The reporter is Sinéad Crowley.