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 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.
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 …
Our Farmhouse Extension was featured as one of Ireland’s Inspiring Homes in The Sunday Times guide last weekend. You can see more images of this project here.
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
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
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’.
This project, completed spring 2013, was a great one. The clients approached us with a wish to develop their period house situated with a lake to the east and a wooded area to the west. You could not describe the beauty of the site and views, nor the peaceful feeling the place evokes. Our role was to carefully remove a set of disintegrating metal sheds, which were located to the rear and leaned to the gable of the house. The sheds held special memories for the clients – of childhood days and father’s workshop. Our concept was to create a …
5 years ago we sat in a cafe in Rio de Janeiro (see photo above) and pledged to start a practice on our return to Dublin. Note how carefree, tanned and young we look. Fast forward to present and we are still as happy about our decision, if a little more wrinkled and pale. We’ve realised some great projects along the way and have had the privilege of working with fantastic clients, consultants, contractors and craftspeople. Thanks to all for your support.
This recently completed refurbishment project entailed rationalising the return of a period Dublin 6 home. A series of dark, small rooms were opened out to create a bright and spacious kitchen-dining space. A large picture window frames a view to the garden beyond. The kitchen and dining table were designed and constructed using the same materials to keep the palette simple.