architecture

As of April 2017 I have progressed from operating as a sole practitioner to launching a limited company, Studio Idir – website coming soon to http://www.studioidir.com 

Hope to see you there!

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I love working with clients to find design solutions to spatial problems, whatever they may be. I also enjoy the challenge of working within tough constraints, like maximising the potential of small spaces or sensitively adapting old buildings to today’s requirements.

Published works include an open plan, glazed brick extension to a Belfast terrace and a modern glass & oak addition to a listed house.  Other recently-completed works include and a reinvention of the rural white bungalow which the self-building clients have just moved into (but won’t be photographed until the finishing touches are added, you know, like internal doors and such likes!) and a North Belfast kitchen/sunroom extension with a beautiful polished concrete floor, which is having its kitchen installed in early 2017.  Planning has recently been obtained for a minimal, timber shingle-clad, neo-vernacular cottage in the woods due to go on-site in 2018, and a house extension within Malone Conservation Area. A listed building application is submitted for the modernisation of a Georgian seaside terrace in Donaghadee, and there are more exciting projects in the pipeline that I look forward to sharing here soon. Follow the links for more information on individual projects, or get in touch on the contact page.

My work has been featured on RTE Home of the Year (2016), Selfbuild Ireland Magazine (Spring 2014 and Winter 2016), Living Design journal (Spring 2015) and 25 Beautiful Homes (February 2017).

I participated in the 2016 Ask An Architect event, raising funds for the Belfast Cancer Centre through the Jill Todd Trust (by offering 1 hour appointments for a min. £40 donation) and look forward to doing so again in the 2017 event from 13-19 May 2017, see here for more information.