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Red Jetty_Model Photo

June 2017

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For the summer of 2017 Red Jetty will be opportunistically located in a number of parks and public spaces in the county of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown. Red Jetty is in the form of an interactive bench that will offer 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 will be painted in a signal red and will rest 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. A2 are delighted that Red Jetty is being made by Alan Meredith Studio and will be in place by Friday July 14th.

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.


November 2016

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A2 in collaboration with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Architects Department are delighted to be working on a rapid delivery housing scheme of twelve terraced two-bedroom houses in the heart of Dun Laoghaire Town Centre due for construction in early 2017.


September 2016

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A 40 metre long insitu concrete beam is cast in Sky Road Co. Galway. Unlike the meandering stone walls of the fields below the 1.1 metre high beam strikes an emphatic, horizontal line spanning from one hill to another.