Blackened Timber House, Co. Meath

It was wonderful visiting this project on site last week.  It’s a blackened timber house in Co. Meath, mid-build.  It involves the transformation and extension of an existing bungalow in the Irish landscape. The brief called for a spacious, light-filled home for a young family, with strong connections to the site.  We use simple vernacular references – 3 long and narrow A-framed volumes, joined delicately with glazed links.  The stepped formation of the volumes creates more intimate external spaces on the large site.  A sheltered entrance space, and a south-west facing courtyard onto which the living spaces open. The site …

a place to sit

A place to sit, read, chat, contemplate, observe nature…. A built-in seating area can take advantage of a small nook, or become a central design feature. Here is a couple of examples we have worked into projects: Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save

Simon Open Door 2016

Here at Studio Red we have our sketch roll and coffee machine ready for the Simon Open Door weekend 14th/15th May. Anyone can sign up and in return for a €70 donation to Simon receive an hour long consultation with a certified RIAI Architect who can give advice on a range of issues relating to your home. At time of writing there is a small number of consultations available to book and we have almost reached our fundraising target of €100,000 this year. It is always an action packed, intense and very enjoyable event. Sign up here: http://www.simonopendoor.ie/ More info …

Grand Opening of Riccy’s Youth Cafe

We were delighted to attend the grand opening of Riccy’s Youth Cafe in Ringsend last week.  Riccy’s is a place where young people can congregate in a welcoming and supportive environment. The cafe has actually been in operation for a couple of months now and it was fantastic to go back after it has been in use.  The young people of Ringsend and Irishtown have done an amazing job in making the cafe their own through high quality murals, artwork and installations. As always we were struck by the energy and commitment of the staff, volunteers and users of the …

We’re taking part in Pecha Kucha Night 22.04.15

We’re looking forward to taking part in Pecha Kucha Night 22.04.15 at The Grand Social.  A super line up of fellow speakers so we hope we can pull it all off! Topics range from equality to community to jewellery design.  We’ll be speaking about Reviving Pride in the Vernacular. It should be a highly entertaining night – hope to see you there.

RICCY’s Youth Cafe Complete

Our clients, Ringsend Irishtown Community Centre, developed an existing office building at 15 Irishtown Road into a Youth Cafe. The original use of the building was a butcher shop and on stripping back the office fit out we uncovered the original butcher’s floor – a beautiful terrazzo which was restored to the cafe area. The fitted furniture and light fittings were designed and specified to form a simple, fresh material palette. We also designed the shopfront graphics and the new yellow tiling was designed and handmade by local ceramics artist Stephanie Mc Guinness at Cogent. We were delighted to be …

Featured in Irish Architecture 2014

Our Farmhouse Extension project has been included in the RIAI Annual Review.  A gorgeous publication of “Irish architecture, accompanied by reviews, essays and recent competitions.”  Available from RIAI bookshop or www.riai.ie    

We’ve moved office!

Studio Red Architects are pleased to announce we have moved our office to Dame Street. Please note our new address and telephone details: a: Office 5, 64 Dame Street, Dublin 2 t: +353 1 441 0001

Honoured with an Irish Architecture Award 2014

We’re delighted to share the news that we’ve been honoured with an Irish Architecture Award for our Farmhouse Extension under Residential Extension Category.  There were many great projects of merit in the same category – well done to all who made it to the shortlist and were awarded commendations. Here we are celebrating at the Awards Evening with David Leyden, of Hassett Leyden Architects, who won Highly Commended for their beautiful project ‘Presenting a United Front’.