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1950’s Terrace Reinvention Drumcondra

In 2006, a young single Cillian bought a 1950’s terrace house as a starter home. In the heart of Drumcondra, close to his family, this small house had a remarkably long sloping garden, and an airy south facing aspect. Years passed, Cillian met his wife Laura, and in 2014 they asked us if it was possible to make their starter home into a forever home. Monumental Challenges and Humble Goals Their goal was to re-construct the house as a 4-bedroom family home with the same conveniences you would expect in a new development. They needed about 120m² of space including a downstairs bedroom adjacent to an accessible bathroom, upstairs bedrooms with study spaces, practical kitchen and utility room, and...

Our Planning Stage Apartment Design Portfolio

Our Planning Stage Apartment Design Portfolio

Diarmuid Kelly has prepared drawings for the design of several apartment buildings; these drawings were prepared under the direction of Collins Maher Martin Architects, while he was employed by them. Please read the important copyright note below. These designs are the result of an exhaustive technical design process to ensure compliance with the Building Regulations, and the Planning System. IMPORTANT NOTE This section of the DKAD website displays examples of work carried out by Diarmuid Kelly prior to setting up DKAD. This work was completed while he was employed by other architectural practices. These drawings are shown for the purposes of demonstrating the skills and past employment history of Diarmuid...