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Gate Lodge – Site Visit
Some pictures from a recent site visit to the Gate Lodge on a rather damp summers day, where things are beginning to take shape.
The cedar, from the trees felled in clearing the site, is now making its way back as structure, windows and doors from the joinery workshop – only a stones throw up the road.
Susan Cogan, Donaghy & Dimond Architects – Digital Analysis + Energy Retrofit
Susan Cogan recently completed a postgraduate programme in Digital Analysis + Energy Retrofit in D.I.T. The resultant design involved the retrofit of an entire block of Dublin City Council’s social housing to improve its Building Energy Rating (BER) from an “F” to an “A3″ , allowing residents to cut up to 90% off their heating bills!
Stitch, an Extension in Dublin – featured in ‘Real Homes’ Magazine
City House + Workspace; Donaghy & Dimond Architects – featured on RTE’s ‘Capital D’
This clip from ‘Capital D’ was originally shown on RTE a couple of months ago which included a feature on Open House 2011. by Donaghy & Dimond Architects is shown as an example of what buildings could be visited over the weekend.
House for a Gardener on ‘Room to Improve’
This clip from ‘Room to Improve’ was originally shown on RTE on Wednesday 12th October & has been recently repeated.
Irish Times – Awards Feature
The Irish Times published an article yesterday on the Irish Architecture Awards 2012 which featured images & client comments on some of the shortlisted buildings; including our own Bricolage & Weathering Project in the Liberties, Dublin.
An Extension in the Liberties – Shortlisted for RIAI Architecture Awards 2012
Bricolage & Weathering – An extension in the Liberties, Dublin 8; has been recently shortlisted for an RIAI Architecture Award under the category of Best Extension.
Nomination – Swiss Architecture Award 2011/12
Donaghy & Dimond Architects are delighted to have been nominated for the BSI Swiss Architecture Award 2011/12.
This is an international architecture prize, promoted by the BSI Architectural Foundation with sponsorship from the Federal Office of Culture in Bern and the Mendrisio Academy of architecture. This prize is aimed at architects, regardless of nationality, “who have contributed significantly to contemporary architectural culture, showing a particular sensitivity to the context of landscape and environment”.
Gate Lodge Extension – Site Progress
Here are some photos of a new project which is on site at the moment; at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains. Boulders unearthed in the excavation are being used in the stone boundary wall while trees that were removed due to disease are returning to site this week as structure for the extension.
Two New Projects
We have just put up two new extensions in our Projects section;
Recasting involves the extension and remodelling of a 1920′s bungalow on a busy road where the design draws the living quarters down the hill into a new relationship with the garden while the rooms of the bungalow are given over to entrance, bedrooms and bathroom.
Bricolage & Weathering aims to minimally but strategically extend while transforming a house and garden. A new concrete casting, clad in Corten steel at the rear creates a hinge or joint between house and garden, adding space and light to an opened out kitchen dining and living space.
Photos by Ros Kavanagh.
RIAI Best Extension 2011
Donaghy & Dimond Architects have been awarded Best Extension 2011 by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland for Laneway Wall Garden House, an extension to a house in Portobello, Dublin.
Photos by Ros Kavanagh.