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February 2020

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A four storey return is added to the rear of a terraced Georgian house in order to provide for ancillary spaces and first floor terrace for a three storey house as well as a new a garden level apartment. Douglas fir cladding wraps the tower-like return as it folds its way to the garden by means of a new external terrace. Like many returns in the backlands of Georgian housing this rear return attempts to engage with and contribute to the characterful and nuanced fabric to be found behind the restraint of ordered Georgian terraces.

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January 2020

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The materiality of the house at Sky Road, Clifden is primarily restrained in order to foreground the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Externally insitu concrete, mute grey plaster and granite dressings sit quietly as backdrop to the lush sheltered courtyard as well as local flora, fauna and fields beyond. Internally oak flooring, panelling and painted plaster are likewise countered by a fireplace wall in local Connemara marble that is map-like in density and scale.

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December 2019

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A2 close an enjoyable and successful 2019 with a feasibility study commissioned by Corbally Community Park Enabling Committee made possible by funding for the feasibility study from municipal district special projects general municipal allocation of funding from Limerick City and County Council. The proposed community park is to contain new public realm, cycling infrastructure, two playing pitches, changing room pavilion, playground, nature gardens, forest walk and a Mens’ Shed.

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October 2019

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Peter Carroll beginning a walking tour of contemporary architecture in Limerick as part of Open House Limerick, entitled ‘Valuing Unprotected Buildings Unfortunately at Risk’, foregrounded by the blue and yellow mosaic of the General Post Office lobby on Cecil Street. Peter also gave a lecture that evening on Limerick City’s Resilience and the ongoing Intelligence Unit research on Limerick City that he co-directs at SAUL.

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August 2019

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Concrete beam at Sky Road, 42 metres in length, rests between bedroom and library to bridge over the central living space while tying two small hills either side to one another to face the sea beyond.

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July 2019

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A2 Architects are seeking talented Part 3 architects with minimum 10 years experience in running projects and administering public works contracts. Beginning Sept. 2019. Applications/queries can be forwarded to pcarroll@a2.ie

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June 2019

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Rapid Delivery NZEB Housing at George’s Place DĂșn Laoghaire wins Best Housing Award and Best Sustainability Award at the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2019. Sallynoggin Community & Centre Centre also receives Highly Commended – DLR Architects Dept. + A2 Architects

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May 2019

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‘Precarious Earth’, comprising fired clay city fragments of Venice an Cork on piled wooden plinths, is currently on exhibition at Venice Design 2019 at The European Cultural Academy, Palazzo Michiel, Venice until November. The work is a collaboration between Kevin Callaghan Artist, A2 Architects and Alan Meredith Studio.