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Streamlined Office in Dublin, Ireland by The Powerhouse Company

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Article source: The Powerhouse Company

For a firm operating in the world of air travel, Powerhouse Company designed an office interior with streamlined curves and luxurious finishings. The 6,500 m² interior design includes an inviting entrance lobby with a restaurant, large congress room, fitness area, four office floors and an executive floor at the top of the building, and seeks to evoke the timeless glamour of travel.

The material palette includes local natural stone, wood veneers, high quality fabric and carpet, glass partitions and curved design lines, which give the interior a sleek, streamlined feel. Whether waiting in the mid-century-modern lobby or ascending the winding wenge staircase, the golden days of air travel are never far away. At the same time, the elegant interior aims for the highest standards when it comes to sustainability, setting the tone for the future.

Image Courtesy © Kim Zwarts

  • Architects: The Powerhouse Company
  • Project: Streamlined Office
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Photography: Kim Zwarts
  • Client: classified
  • Team: Nanne de Ru, Paul Stavert, Meagan Kerr, Marco Overwijk, Emma Scholten, Borys Kozlowski, Franca Houg, Erwin van Strien, Max Nossin, Luca Piattelli, Amber Peters
  • Partner In Charge: Paul Stavert
  • Size: 6,500 m²

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Grand Canal Street in Dublin2, Ireland by Scullion Architects

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Article source: Scullion Architects

This project involves the transformation of a Georgian three-storey terraced house near Dublin’s Docklands from three bed-sits into one light-filled ‘upside-down’ house with a new black tower in the garden.

The original Georgian property comprised three floors of accommodation, which had been converted into separate studio bed-sits on each floor.  Most of the original decorative plasterwork and joinery features of the home had been lost, with the exception of the main hallway and staircase, which were reasonably intact.

Image Courtesy © Ste Murray

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Beaufort Maritime and Energy Research Laboratory in Cork, Ireland by McCullough Mulvin Architects

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Article source: v2com 

The project – a Maritime Energy Research and National Ocean Testing Facility – located beside the Lower Harbour in Cork, Ireland, involves a tall element housing research spaces and a lower tank hall containing testing facilities. Conceived as a stone outcrop on the edge of the water, subject to the action of wind and sea, the plan form is driven by the size and relationship of the four testing tanks, used alternately still or agitated with paddle mechanisms and profiled floorplates to simulate wave action, coastal erosion, ocean floor modelling.

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

  • Architects: McCullough Mulvin Architects
  • Project: Beaufort Maritime and Energy Research Laboratory
  • Location: Lower Harbour, Ringaskiddy, Cork, Ireland
  • Photography: Christian Richters, Ros Kavanagh, Magnaparte
  • Collaborators: JJ Rhattigan & Co. – Main Contractor
  • Project manager: Valerie Mulvin
  • Client: University College Cork
  • Budget: €11.2 million
  • Area: 5,350 sqm
  • Project end date: June 2015

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Grosvenor Square in Dublin, Ireland by SCULLION architects

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Article source: SCULLION architects 

The property is a three-storey terraced house on a fine Georgian Square.  The house is a Protected Structure (Listed) and occupied by a young family who use the lower ground floor as their primary living spaces rather the upper ground floor rooms, which would have originally been designed as the main reception rooms.  Houses of this type and era generally had servant’s quarters on the lower ground floor with the family living on the upper floors, raised away from the rear garden.  As a consequence, ceiling heights were generally lower. These lower ground floor rooms have become more coveted in modern times with the shift in domestic lifestyles towards a stronger relationship between living spaces and the garden than would have originally been the case when built in the late 19th Century.

Image Courtesy © Ste Murray

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55 Percy Place in Dublin, Ireland by ODOSarchitects

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Article source: ODOSarchitects

Situated adjacent to the canal and fronting onto Haddington Road this innovative mixed use development takes up the geometry of its site and remakes the street edge. The scheme emerged from an existing grant of permission which the architect was tasked with reconfiguring and thereby improving the scheme with the agreement of the local authority.

Image Courtesy © Ste Murray & Donal Murphy

  • Architects: ODOSarchitects
  • Project: 55 Percy Place
  • Location: 55 Percy Place, Percy Lane, Dublin 4, Ireland.
  • Photography: Ste Murray & Donal Murphy
  • Client: Oakmount
  • Total Area: 2730sqm
  • Designed: 2013
  • Completed: December 2015

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Ussher Library in Dublin, Ireland by McCullough Mulvin Architects

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Article source: McCullough Mulvin Architects 

The Ussher Library in Trinity College is a landmark building for Dublin. The project – initiated as an international architectural competition design collaboration with KMD Architecture, Dublin – provides 750 undergraduate reader places and space for 350,00 volumes in a state-of-the-art library building with exposed boardmarked concrete and granite finishes. The concept established three prismatic sculptural blocks on a podium set North-South across the site; the two longer blocks are connected by an atrium. The taller is closed and stone-clad and dedicated to book storage (a tower of books), the other, lower, more dynamically shaped in stone and glass – contains reading rooms with views over College Park; the third block is for a Book Conservation Laboratory. Each block is served by a core at one end which anchors the plan; each is designed as a solid planar element without advance or recession – the line of stone cladding is carried through into the atrium in timber panelling; the atrium glazing is perceived as a separate shard-like element, while the Conservation Block roof is an origami -like folded plane of glass and metal. The new building forms a functional unit with the existing Berkeley and Lecky libraries – all three are connected under podium level and the Berkeley Library has been retained as the main entrance to the whole complex – a new staircase descends from it to a new orientation space serving all three. The library had to fit into a very strong urban context, standing on an edge condition between Trinity and Dublin; it keeps to the grid of the College buildings while recognising the line of Nassau Street. The building is like a gateway – three books forming open space between them which frame views and routes from the city into the College. By its shape and location on the site, the project establishes two strongly configured urban spaces at podium level – one against the rere of the Berkeley, open at the corners in the Trinity manner, with generous steps from the Park and Library square- the other between the Ussher Library and the street.

Image Courtesy © McCullough Mulvin Architects

Image Courtesy © McCullough Mulvin Architects

  • Architects: McCullough Mulvin Architects 
  • Project: Ussher Library
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Engineers: O’Connor Sutton Cronin
  • Quantity Surveyors: Brendan Merry & Partners
  • Building Services: Homan O’Brien
  • Contractors: McNamara Construction
  • Area: 10,000 m2

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5 CUBE Energy Pavilion in Dublin, Ireland by de Siún Scullion Architects

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Article source: de Siún Scullion Architects

5CUBE is a semi-permanent pavilion in Hanover Quay, Dublin Docklands, physically representing the volume of oil consumed every five minutes in Ireland.  It was designed by Declan Scullion of de Siún Scullion Architects, Dublin.

Image Courtesy © Ros Kavanagh

Image Courtesy © Ros Kavanagh

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Biosciences Research Building (BRB) in Galway, Ireland by Payette and Reddy Architecture + Urbanism

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Sited in a rolling meadow in Galway, Ireland, with uninterrupted views in four directions, the Biosciences Research Building (BRB) is the first phase of a new North Campus Science Precinct at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). The BRB provides high technology science research space dedicated to cancer research, regenerative medicine, chemical biology and BSL3 animal research, and is one of the most energy efficient research buildings in the world dedicated to such an intense scientific agenda. It was also constructed for an extremely low cost per SF ($413), as compared to similar facilities, which typically cost $600-800/SF. In fact, 89% of the building is used for research space.

Image Courtesy © Payette

Image Courtesy © Payette

  • Architects: Payette and Reddy Architecture + Urbanism
  • Project: Biosciences Research Building (BRB)
  • Location: University Road Galway, Ireland
  • Photography: Payette
  • Project Owner: National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Submitting Architect: Payette
  • Joint Venture or Associate Architect: Reddy Architecture and Urbanism
  • Project Site: Previously Undeveloped Land
  • Project Type: Education – College/University (campus-level)
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Suburban
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $36,720,000.00
  • Building or Project Gross Floor Area: 86,112 square feet
  • Project Completion Date: October, 2013

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Bachelor Pad in Dublin Mountains, Ireland by Box Urban Design Architecture

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Article source: Box Urban Design Architecture

Existing Irish apartments frequently fail to meet the needs of their occupants and are viewed as an inadequate or undesirable housing option. The reconfiguration of existing apartments has the potential to contribute to and improve the existing urban high-density housing stock if exemplary precedents can be established.  This project embodies how a typical city-centre apartment can be reconfigured to meet the specific needs of the occupant and provide a desirable living-environment of architectural, sustainable and social quality.

Image Courtesy © Box Urban Design Architecture

Image Courtesy © Box Urban Design Architecture

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SLIDING DOORS in Dublin Mountains, Ireland by Box Urban Design Architecture

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Article source: Box Urban Design Architecture

This family home dating from the 1960’s was re-designed to improve its environmental performance and to meet the changing needs of the occupants since their grown-up children recently moved out. The semi-detached house is located in an established medium-density residential neighbourhood in South Dublin.

Image Courtesy © Box Urban Design Architecture

Image Courtesy © Box Urban Design Architecture

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