Northumberland Road: a  discreet refurbishment by Declan O’Donnell of ODKM Architects.  Photograph: Ruth Maria Murphy

Beneath the calm exterior of a two-storey redbrick in D4 is a host of high-spec tech that makes the listed building feel warm and modern with much of (...)


The design brief (which is effectively a wish list from a client) and how this gets interpreted, is usually where a project is won or lost. In my expe(...)

Woodside Drive, along with its neighbour Hillside have earned a reputation as “millionaire’s row” in Rathfarnham. Houses, mostly detached, stand on la(...)

Prioritising access to light above all else gives rise to a split level garden to the rear

The idea of creating your studio, your own place of work, within your own home, is a bold move. Only lovers of their craft would ever consider such a (...)

TV interiors presenter Linda Barker.

Friday, April 20th Ipm: Introduction to the Ideal Home Show followed by Liz Dwyer interview with TV interiors presenter Linda Barker on the latest lo(...)

Rebuilding from the bottom up: the architect stripped the house entirely back to the shell before building it back up again

In terms of transformations, usually there is a discernible thread connecting what once was to the post-surgical present. Residual features endure and(...)

Before and after renovation

All of us will be familiar with housing typologies such as this. Huge portions of our urban stock is made up of variations on the two-storey over-base(...)

Ideal Home Show: 240 stands spread across almost three acres at the RDS

The Ideal Home Show runs from October 27th-30th at the RDS Simmonscourt Pavilion in Ballbridge Dublin 4. Upwards of 26,000 people are expected to visi(...)

Storage - how to use it, move it and hide it is what allowed the open plan spaces to be created, and ultimately meant the new floorplan was seamless and fluid.

Following a relatively short-lived history here of breakneck developer-led boom and bust, the words “apartment” and “quality” never really stood a cha(...)

Patricia Power is the no-nonsense quantity surveyor who made her name on the RTÉ show Room To Improve, the ying to presenter Dermot Bannon’s yang. Sh(...)

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