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: 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 …