From wolves to stars

Now that things are really busy again, maybe it’s a good time to take stock and think about what we hope for in the coming years- we had wolf- proofed our front door but now that threat is gone and the door’s wide open. We’re out and about, and looking …

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Cruyff, Krol and growing up

An iridescent streak of orange across a green field. An artist creating angles and spaces that nobody else could imagine. If the imperious Beckenbauer reinforced the German stereotype, and if Maradona always showed his street urchin roots, Johan Cruyff created our idea of Holland as being a freewheeling, liberal place …

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Refurbishment of existing dwelling, Henry Street, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

Timber boarding

Timber boarding

Following consideration of innumerable sample colours the timber boarding has been painted with a light grey breathable Colortrend Woodcare Solid Colour Woodstain. The timber shutters have been …

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Refurbishment of existing dwelling, Henry Street, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

Lower level

Lower level

Lower level

Lower level

The plaster to the lower …

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Refurbishment of existing dwelling, Henry Street, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

 

Henry Street Upper Level

Upper level

On the upper level all the stud walls are stripped away and the entire frame has been strengthened with an internal skin of timber boarding. The …

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Refurbishment of existing dwelling Henry Street, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

The building was stripped back to its original 1974 timber frame which exposed the need for some bracing of the external walls.

The entire external wall is to be lined with plywood and reinsulated plasterboard is also to go on top of this.

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Refurbishment of existing dwelling, Henry Street, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

 

Henry Street Exterior

Henry Street Exterior

Exterior - Lake view

Exterior – Lake …

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Architects in Schools update

We’re getting near to the end of our Architects in Schools programme now, and it’s good to see the Irish Architecture Foundation giving us and Loreto Community School in Milford a feature on their blog http://www.mydesignjournal.ie/loreto-students-take-designs-to-the-town/ An exhibition of the student work (from all the Donegal schools taking part) will …

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Life as a student

Student life…

For a while now, I’ve been working with Transition Year pupils at Loreto Community School, Milford as part of the National Architects in Schools Initiative, a programme admirably promoted by the Irish Architecture Foundation to give second level students a taste of what it’s like to work as an …

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Solar Panels, the why and wherefore.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the OECD, predicts that oil prices will remain stable over the next five years and may even come down by a small amount. There is nobody I know of brave enough or foolish enough to predict the same for electricity prices.

The British government …

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