Single storey contemporary dwelling (new build) in rural Co Cork on sloping site.
Status: Currently in Planning as of January 2017
Medical Scanning centre
Lead architects working with one of the largest providers of healthcare diagnostics in Europe to complete the fit out (550 sqm) of a new imaging centre for Waterford.
Status: Tender stage
Location: Ardkeen, Waterford
An NGO based in Waterford have a requirement for a new HQ to facilitate both a large team of staff and also their client base accessing the service. Understanding the brief in terms of the design requirements but more importantly the ethos and values was essential in delivering plans to take the organisation into the future. The approach has involved working with a multi-displinary team to bring the project to life and manage expectations of the board, stakeholders and staff.
Status: Full design, planning and currently at tender stage.
Location: Waterford city
Extension with Yoga Space
Our client is a busy professional who needed extra space in which to relax, entertain and also practice yoga. Our brief was to reconfigure the space by relocating the kicthen centrally and adding on 25 sqm of living space.
Location: Dublin 15
Status: Completed April 2016
A Growing Family
When space is a premium and your family is growing then the only option available to this professional couple and their 3 young children is an extension; that's exactly what we gave them. But we wanted them to have space that could be used for more than just watching tv so the area is zoned to allow a new kitchen area with an integrated utility room, large breakfast bar, entertaing space that doubles up as a tv room and reading room with a built in window seat perched overlooking the most secluded and private part of the garden.
Status: Completed 2016
Location: Ranelagh, Dublin 6.
After- Bay window/ Reading Nook
Room to Grow
Accomodating a growing family and having some private downtime space that isn't the bedroom was the brief for this single storey rear extension for this couple and their young family.
With a large rear garden close to the beach, the owners wanted to bring the coast to their home and allow them to live more freely and in a very bright open-plan space without having to constantly move furniture to manoeuve a buggy or toys.
The design brief was all about glass, open spaces that bring the garden in, yet there needed to be plenty of discreet storage including a utility room and living room space.
Status: Planning granted. At tender stage
Location: Malahide, Co. Dublin
A couple nearing retirement decided to downsize from their large family home utilising an existing garage; adding further room for living space and carrying out full refurbishment works to give them a very comfortable one-bedroom home with ensuite, kitchen and living room overlooking their garden and new patio area.
Status: Building work has commenced January 2016
When your client come to you with a huge folder of ideas you know just how much their new home means to them. When the brief was not so much spoken, rather interpreted over several meetings at their current home we listened, sketched and discovered a love of bees and the hopes of the owner to keep bees at their new home located in a stunning rural area. Hence the honeycomb design which gave them a unique and highly individual home.
Status: Planning granted
Conversion of stables and extension in a beautiful rural setting.
Status: Currently in Planning
Location; Co. Waterford
Home away from Home
This house has been in the family since it was built in the 1950s. The owner is currently living overseas and wanted to modernise the house to use as a holiday home given the close proximity to the Comeragh Mountains and surrounding Copper Coast.
Our brief was to design a new living space that included a modernised kitchen, living room and bathroom that was both comfortable and came in on a small budget, choose a local builder who understood the area and project manage the build to completion.
Status: Completed Christmas 2016
Location: Co. Waterford
After- new kitchen
A Terrace Treat
The brief for this home was to retain as many of the original features as possible whilst adding some much-needed space and an art studio overlooking the garden. The owner wanted to ensure that the extension didn't take away from the character of the house and adjoining homes on this very old street steeped in history.
Status: On site
Location: Waterford city
A Family Affair
Multigenerational families have always been a thread that runs through Irish society and for this project our brief was to redesign the living space of a 1960's dormer bungalow and also incorporate a one-bedroom home for Granny who was moving in.
The challenge was to incorporate the needs of the family and also their design preferences so that both complimented each other for both planning purposes and also aesthetics.
Status: Currently in planning January 2017
Location: Waterford city
Facing into retirement can bring a number of welcome and not so welcome challenges, none more important than the home you will be spending so much more time in every day.
This retired couple wanted to build a new home on their existing land to allow one of their children to move into the family home; presenting a number of challenges from space, planning and budget.
With full involvement from the family we have taken them on a journey to realise their dream of a modern yet cosy and easy to manage new home nestled in the large garden of the main current family home.
Status: Planning as of January 2017 for 100 sqm dwelling
Location: Co. Meath
Built by Ronan McGee, Practice Architect
"We desperately need more space but our budget doesn't allow for an extension". This was the brief from a young family who were tired of the current layout in their kitchen and sitting room, and needed more break-out zones in their home as they both work from home. They gave us complete scope to redesign these living areas with one exception; their beautiful round wooden table had to stay.
Design work included a sketching session with several options, 3D visualisation and a refurbishment that took 4 weeks and a €15000 budget that included a new kitchen, new home office, reduced downstairs bathroom to allow for extra utility room space, extra presses for storage in the kitchen and a newly oriented sitting room that fits both parent and child zones- all in a 3 bedroom semi-detached home.
Status: Completed November 2016
Location: Co. Carlow
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A couple with a young daughter in her 20's and currently in University residing at home needed more head-room in the loft space, giving her more study space, room for extra storage and her own independent space.
Status: Planning application submitted, granted in May 2016 and completed in December 2016