De Siún Architects  transformed this  villa-style house in Rathmines.   Photographs: Aisling McCoy

While period homes boast lofty ceiling heights in their finer reception rooms, the kitchens to the rear are often low ceilinged and starved of light –(...)

The living area. Photograph: Ste Murray

There are trends in architecture in the same way that fashion, film and music have their moments. But some date faster than others and the measure of (...)

Mícheál de Síun of de Siún Architects in the Dublin 8 home he designed for Clare Stassen.

Trading down doesn’t have to mean living on one level but it does take clever planning and creative thinking to forge a home for the rest of your life(...)

Ian Galvin’s dining table in his Tramore home. Photograph: Ronan Lang/Feature File

At the turn of the millennium, many homeowners began realising that formal, mahogany-filled rooms were no longer conducive to modern family living and(...)