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September 2017

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Nearing completion with CANTEEN in Catherine Street, Limerick City for renowned local chef and entrepreneur Paul Williams. A narrow and long street-level retail unit is converted into a 40-seat canteen. A new mono-pitched skylight is added to the rear of the unit to offer a surprising view towards the backlands of the block. Dark brown shuttering formwork plywood for fitted furniture and linings made in FabLab Limerick is set against a shimmer green marmoleum floor. Standard LED light fittings are paired to allow for a combined ceiling and wall light. A2 wish Paul the very best with his new venture and his move from Mallow Street!

The Brambles

August 2017

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Construction progresses on The Brambles Housing for DLRCoCo and Rebuilding Ireland. 10no. A two-storey gable wall of striated flush-pointed brick onto Park Close tilts gently to make a threshold into a courtyard of grass pavers around which the housing units gather.

Red Jetty

July 2017

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RED JETTY / Creative Ireland 2017
DLR Architects Dept. in collaboration with A2 Architects and Alan Meredith Studio
For the summer of 2017 DLR Red Jetty is to be opportunistically located in a number of parks and public spaces in the county of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown. The Red Jetty is in the form of an interactive spiralling bench that offers a place of rest as well as gathering for all ages. With echoes of Dun Laoghaire Pier, the geometry of the bench starts as a line and then spirals in on itself to make a forum at its centre. It is painted in a signal red and rests on cylindrical concrete supports so that it can be is easily disassembled and allow for various other geometric configurations to suit its setting each time it is relocated. The first public space for the Jetty is the green open space fronting DLR Lexicon Library (image attached)

DLR Baths

June 2017

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A piece of Dublin’s Coastline is compressed and remodelled as part of the proposed DLR Baths Redevelopment in order to offer a place to ponder, stroll, swim, traverse and view.

Urban Farm:House

May 2017

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An urban farm and house are intertwined to make a dense matrix of open, semi-covered and covered spaces offering spaces for growing, tending, living and making. Rainwater and waste are to be fully recycled and composted on site. Bedrooms are housed around sunken courtyards while living spaces, workshops and outbuildings are accommodated at ground level. A repeating structure of timber beamed roofs allow clear spans and views across and through the farm and house. Planning is due to be lodged in the coming month.

The Brambles_Model Photo 2

April 2017

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Construction begins on The Brambles, a 10-unit housing project by A2 in collaboration with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Architects Department. The grouping of buildings are made of flush-pointed brick and face onto a shared grass pavior forecourt. Window openings are a family of small, medium and large size with expressed precast concrete lintels. The project is due for completion in December 2017.

Brass Kitchen

March 2017

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23 Leinster Road, an extensive refurbishment of a three storey over basement protected Georgian townhouse into three apartments by A2, features on RTE’s ‘Home of The Year’. The architect’s crucial role in all stages of this complex project from inception through to completion included full input on planning, conservation, building control, detail design of fixtures and finishes, co-ordination of building services, cost control, building energy rating and compliance with all statutory requirements such as fire safety and disability access.


January 2017

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A2 are delighted to be nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture for Folding House, Mardyke Walk, Cork City. Folding House is one of nine projects nominated in Ireland this year.


December 2016

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House at Sky Road, Clifden, Co. Galway reaches roof level. A sheltered entrance courtyard is made as a threshold to the principal living space with a sea view beyond. The raised roof beams rest to one side on a bedroom wing and to the other side on a utility wing.