Architectural Competitions and Me… #RoomwithinaRoom cc @vectorworks

It is very rare for me to enter architectural competitions and recently I threw may hat into the ring for the RIBA Room within a Room ‘Ideas’ competition. Below is an extract from my entry which was a proposal for Read More …

Now lecturing @itsligo #Architecture

The faithful readers will know that I’ve been undertaking some lecturing and teaching positions over the years (you can read more about my ‘come-back’ HERE) and I am please to say that as well as undertaking the occasional guest lecturer Read More …

Double pitch extension to cottage with rain-chain completed in Co. Mayo

Below are a few photos in a slideshow from a recently completed extension to a relatively new cottage in County Mayo: Thanks to: Contractor: P Fallon & Sons Ltd Kitchen & Fitted Furniture: Conroy Kitchens Structural Engineering: Paul Cuddy Photography: Read More …

How does an architect communicate a design to a client in another country? #ArchitalksIE

As a regular contributor to the worldwide ‘Blogging Architect’ group #ArchiTalks; we have extended the concept as a separate Irish group of blogging architects with the hashtag #ArchTalksIE This first post is on the theme of ‘How does an architect Read More …

#Architecture #Students #ReadingList #Design

If you’re a new Architecture student then you’ve probably had your orientation and you’re just about to start the educational process of ‘Becoming an architect’ This post is to give a few books that may help you along the way; Read More …

Update to 2 storey contemporary extension to traditional farmhouse…

Many thanks to Denise at Denise K Images (photographer) and Self Build Ireland who published the recent article on our contemporary, modernist extension to a traditional 2 storey Irish farmhouse in Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. Below are a few images from Read More …

What would you build for love?

We’re working on a very interesting renovation/restoration/reconstruction project at the moment – the Chalet at Ard na Gaoithe Forest near to Ashford Castle in County Mayo. Below is what it was looking like before we started: It was in a Read More …

Top tips for new #Architecture Students

So, you’ve received your CAO/A’ Level results and hopefully a place and you’re set to start in your journey to maybe become an architect… Here are my top tips to get you through what can be a difficult and stressful Read More …

Initial consultations/designs now available in sterling & dollars for UK & US clients & also #Brexit

A good percentage of our work is with emigrants from the UK and the US returning to Ireland, either with renovating/extending older properties or entire new houses. With Brexit looming large on the horizon together with Trump; I can only Read More …

Our 2 storey #Modernist Extension to traditional farmhouse featured in @selfbuildire magazine

Great to see the 2 storey modernist extension we completed a while back in Co. Roscommon featured in Self Build Ireland magazine: You can subscribe HERE to read more. HERE is our ‘Tear-Sheet’ on the project (photos taken much earlier)