We are excited to be assembling our mobile motel this week, providing temporary accommodation in the walled gardens of Borris House, for an ‘as yet undisclosed’ resident writer…
The Festival of Writing & Ideas has become known for its casual, friendly atmosphere, and for its extraordinary line up of speakers. It takes place within the magical surroundings of Borris House, the seat of the High Kings of Leinster, situated at the foot of the Blackstairs Mountains with the River Barrow meandering by.
Our flexible structure is one of eight structures, intended to provide shelter for the invited writers within the context of the walled garden. Our proposal uses natural materials – bamboo joined with plywood, rope, and sheathed in canvas. The forces of sun, wind and rain will determine the form; all to be resolved and determined as part of the construction process.
We are very pleased to announce that Aoife Considine joins the PAC team this week. Aoife is a graduate of NUIG, the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London and her masters was undertaken at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow. Aoife brings a wide of experience to PAC, working in New York, Australia, London, Galway and Dublin as an architect. Aoife has also undertaken research, for example, Projects in Public Architecture for the Van Alen Institute, New York and more recently, at the Centre for Innovation and Structural Change at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Below are images of a project for an Arts and Theatre complex in Galway.
The Kilcock Health Campus is now up on our projects page – this project was part of our Joint Venture with Bucholz McEvoy for three projects on behalf of the Health Service Executive and the National Finance Development Agency, within the National Primary Care Centre Programme. See more details on the link below:
This house on the beach near Sutton Cross has magnificent south views across Dublin Bay; the sand and seashore merge with the garden. The garden walls of natural stone are woven through the ground floor living spaces of the house, supporting the block of carved stone containing sleeping rooms above.
We are delighted to finally achieve Planning Permissions for all three of our projects for the Health Service Executive and the National Finance Development Agency, as part of the National Primary Care Centre Programme. Working within a Joint Venture Design Team with Bucholz McEvoy Architects and Punch Associates, Engineers, we have designed projects for the Dublin/ North Leinster Region for 3 sites:
– an inner city site in Drimnagh
– a suburban site in Rathfarnham
– an edge of town site in Kilcock
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A warm welcome to Gavin Doheny this week, who joins the PAC Studio team in 2015. Gavin has returned to Ireland after a spell in Chicago working on a wide range of projects with both Dirk Denison Architects and Doorthirteen Architects, including the below residence.
We look forward to a busy 2015…
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Our designs for an unusual parallelogram shaped site geometry between two terraces in Sandymount has been granted permission. This light filled family home includes an unusual roof geometry bridging the adjacent conditions of the terraces. A project we look forward to building in 2015..
We are excited to build this ambitious refurbishment of a house in Terenure next year; the interior is opened up as a three storey stairwell bringing a core of light through the house, with timber pavilions forming a new living space directly related to the landscaped garden.
We are delighted to have Alan Connolly join PAC Studio this summer. Alan is an inaugural graduate of SAUL (2011) and has excellent skills in Building Information and Energy Modelling; we intend that this appointment will see our practice grow in capacity and strength as we taken on larger, more complex commissions. Not to mention Alan’s strong design sensibilities – as seen by his previous work below….
PAC Studio are delighted to announce that Brian Guckian has been appointed to the role of associate from June 2014, as a reflection of his long-term commitment to the practice. Working closely with Graham and Peter over the past 6 years, Brian has assumed a pivotal role both in terms of the design and the delivery of our projects, ensuring quality of experience and result for our clients. This appointment formalises Brian’s further development of our team here at PAC Studio, to broaden our capacity as we continue to grow. It seemed appropriate to celebrate this announcement with a long lunch on the longest day of the year, with a slice of Irish sun and refreshments.
We had other toasts to make. Jessica and Breffni have recently gained RIAI accreditation as fully qualified architects, whilst Grace and Clare have successfully completed their RIAI examinations. The longest day indeed….
From left: Peter Crowley, Brian Guckian, Nicola Petrie, Graham Petrie
On right, from front: Grace Counihan, Breffni Greene, Jessica Lange, Clare Reidy