Christmas Toast, 2016

- Dec 22, 2016 - .

After a particularly hectic period leading up to the Christmas break, the PAC Studio team went to visit the Teeling Whiskey Distillery in the Liberties, just around the corner from our Studio. A few drops of golden sunshine later and we were resolutely prepared for a Christmas party. Best wishes for the year ahead to all our clients, consultants, contractors and colleagues – and a happy Christmas!

       

Elizabeth O’Farrell House opened by Sabina Higgins

- Nov 24, 2016 - .

Minister Varadkar welcomed Mrs Sabina Higgins, wife of the Irish President, to officially open Elizabeth O’Farrell House on North Cumberland Street this week – a poignant moment in the centenary year of 1916.
PAC Studio have designed and coordinated a series of transformations to the building over the past few years to accommodate various Social Welfare and Medical Services to the local community; the most recent being the analysis, renovation and repairs for the longer term durability of the original 1940’s concrete frame.

See more details on the link below:
https://pacstudio.ie/index.php/work/department-of-social-welfare/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rural Landscape

- Aug 27, 2016 - -

A trip to the north yesterday to our project for a family house within a farming landscape, set within fields of beans under the late summer sun. The design developed from the traditional farmhouse with projecting walls sheltering the external spaces, and the utilitarian barn structures for storage and shelter. Efficient planning, orientation and design of the envelope and structure all contribute to the passive solar design concept, with minimal reliance on external energy resources.

See more details on the link below:
https://pacstudio.ie/index.php/work/department-of-social-welfare/

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PAC Studio – relocation to Fumbally Court

- Jul 24, 2016 - .

We are extremely excited to be settling into our new studio environment from today, Monday 25th July – a few finishing touches to go, but we look forward to seeing clients, colleagues and friends in our new space in the coming weeks…it is not geographically far from the old office, but world’s apart in terms of our design environment.

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Tower 1, Fumbally Court
Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8
D08 PX95, Ireland

Malahide market

- May 27, 2016 - -

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Daylighting in the workplace

- May 25, 2016 - -

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PAC have been developing means to maximise the benefits of a naturally lit office, balancing the control of glare with access to good daylight and connection to the external conditions – through a range of models and scales.

Stairwell

- May 01, 2016 - -

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This stairwell has four sources of daylight and many more changes of direction in the soffit, reflecting light internally and profiled to follow the context of the terrace either side of the new house.

Medical Review and Assessment Service, North Dublin

- Mar 27, 2016 - -

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PAC has successfully delivered the next stage of the refurbishment of the Medical Review and Assessment Services on Northumberland Street – the internal refurbishment of the office spaces included the development of a low energy inner glazing system, in hardwood sash windows, making a double facade zone for thermal comfort and energy saving – and a zone for staff to grow planting in this inner city location. As found materials – terrazzo floors, parquet – from the original 1940’s design were refurbished and restored within the scope of the project, complimentary to the new timber interior spaces.

See more details on the link below:
https://pacstudio.ie/index.php/work/department-of-social-welfare/

Malahide Market emerging

- Dec 08, 2015 - .

The market place is in the final processes towards completion, with the Christmas tangerines all on display…
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Landscapes of the North Dublin Bay

- Nov 22, 2015 - .

A beautiful day on the coastline of Howth and Sutton, discussing the landscape design for our latest project in Howth, and taking the opportunity to revisit some older PAC projects.
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Dusk in Sandymount

- Nov 20, 2015 - .

The November sun setting in Sandymount, filtered through external larch screens.
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Congratulations to Jessica Lange

- Nov 15, 2015 - -

stairCongratulations to Jessica from all at PAC – Jess graduated last Friday with a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Building Repair And Conservation. Her thesis focused on the restoration techniques for mid-20th century concrete cladding and structure on a Social Welfare Office we have been refurbishing for the Office of Public Works in Dublin. PAC Studio designed this insertion of a precast concrete public stair and lifts for the building this year, to provide a durable, robust but light-filled entrance for all visitors to this public facility.

See more details on the link below:
https://pacstudio.ie/index.php/work/department-of-social-welfare/

Modelling for a new residence in Howth

- Oct 15, 2015 - .

We have been frenetically modelling this house in Howth over recent weeks, optimising the relationship between the south facing cliff, the views to Dublin Bay and the sloping landscape.

See more details via this link:
https://pacstudio.ie/index.php/work/journeys-end/

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Welcome to Niall Fitzgerald, au revoir to Miljan Elcic

- Aug 21, 2015 - -

Niall Fitzgerald (below, second from right) joins our team this week, just as Miljan (right of picture) returns to his studies in SAUL after a summer in our studio. We celebrated the occasion with a karting tournament, at Miljan’s request – several bruised limbs later, Peter came out in first place whilst Gavin spent most of the race waving on the way past.

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Structure and Light

- Jun 30, 2015 - -

Construction is well underway on a number of projects this summer, which gives us the chance to enjoy changing patterns of sunlight threading through the emerging structures….this particular example is in Blackrock, with a southerly aspect to the new living spaces.

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