Cottage Renovation

This project involved the complete restoration of a cottage dating back to 1900 together with anew extension. The original massing of the cottage was maintained with window openings altered to maximize daylight. The use of corrugated metal cladding at the front elevation was a nod to the rural setting. The design also allows for a ‘phase two’ extension should additional accommodation be required in the future.

New Build Rural

Design services included assistance with selection of the site taking into consideration factorssuch as topography, boundaries and suitability for an onsite waste water treatment system. Thedesign involved the use of two main blocks of accommodation, one for bedrooms and one forliving spaces. This arrangement minimized the impact of the building on the rural landscape, akey requirement from the Planning Authority whilst meeting the clients brief. The completeddwelling achieved an A2 energy rating and takes advantage of passive solar gains with livingspaces located to the south and west.

Farm House Renovation

This project involved the refurbishment and restoration of an existing 1920’s farmhouse to include new extensions to the sides and rear. The extensions are treated in a contemporary manner with large glazed areas to maximise daylight and to take advantage of views from the elevated site. This approach gives clarity to what is “old” and what is “new”, and creates an interesting visual composition, and an internal dynamic, in response to the client’s brief.

New Build Suburban

Full architectural services were provided for the construction of this contemporary two storey new build family home. Particular consideration was given to the orientation and position of the house on the elevated site to take full advantage of the nearby coastal views. Services included initial design, planning, tendering, project management, snagging and handover. The dwelling comfortably achieved an A2 energy rating.

Urban City Residence

Subdivision of an existing residential corner site allowed for the construction of this new build two storey dwelling. Design challenges included differences in levels between street and garden, site access, proximity to a busy junction and the necessity to consider the adjacent 19th century terrace. As the site previously formed a garden for the original dwelling, particular care was given to retaining outbuildings and existing planting, achieving a mature outdoor space for the new build.

Declan Carroll RIAI Registered Architect
Declan Carroll RIAI Registered Architect