Energy Deep Retrofit

We have a couple of Deep Retrofit projects on site at the moment. Our clients are availing of the SEAI Deep Retrofit Grant scheme. This means that their poorly performing homes will be upgraded to A-rated, energy efficient homes. The works included under the grant works are insulated floors, walls, roofs, new high-performance windows and doors, and new heating systems. Each of the projects includes a new extension and extensive renovation works. Some site photos are shown below. More information on this scheme is available here:

Irish Architecture Awards Shortlist

Our Blackened Timber House has been shortlisted for an Irish Architecture Award.  We’d love your support in the Public Choice Award.  You can view all the shortlisted projects and cast your vote here:

Blackened Timber House

We have new shots of our completed blackened timber house in Co. Meath.  More on this project here

Planning granted for terrace of 3 dwellings in Chapelizod

We were delighted to recently receive planning permission for a terrace of 3 dwellings in Chapelizod.   The project will involve the demolition of a disused factory building (originally a cinema) close to the village centre of Chapelizod, and construction of 3 energy efficient, contemporary 4-bedroom homes with views over the Phoenix Park, and a strong emphasis on universal design.  It’s going to be a great project – we’ll post regular updates.

Featured in Irish Times list of “Rising Stars of Irish Architecture”

We were honoured to be listed in the Irish Times recent list of “Rising Stars of Irish Architecture”.  And to be branded as young in the national press.  Some wonderful architectural talent on this list – we are in great company.  Thanks to David Capener, Journalist, for including us.  Here we are looking absolutely delighted with ourselves, with an image of our House in Leitrim project: David Capener writes: Founded in 2008 by Gráinne Dunne and Nicola Ryan, Studio Red Architects have completed a range of bespoke residential and commercial projects, but their main focus is high-end residential design. Their …

Planning granted for Sandymount Project

We’re delighted to receive a clean grant of permission from Dublin City Council for this 2-storey extension to a house in Sandymount, Dublin 4.  Tender preparation underway.  This project is all about connecting to the garden.  We’ll post updates as the project progresses. Save

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: More info …