As an architecture student, I had a fixation with the use of ‘proportion’ systems in building design. From Vitruvius to Le Corbusier, many architects historically employed mathematical and geometric systems to help formulate the layout of their buildings. This approach has been largely abandoned by contemporary architects and designers.
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Concrete is much more than a building material but if you plan to use it as a finish, it’ll take time and dedication to make it look right. Here’s how.
Designing your home is like writing your autobiography in three dimensions; the perfect interior should reflect your vision, creativity, lifestyle and personality. A
23 years ago Mark designed and built his own home and in the process vowing he’d never extend it, but as the family grew in size he reversed that decision and added an open plan living area with a vaulted ceiling to the newly County Down extension…
We bring you the homes Irish architects, engineers and other house building designers live in. This self-built refurbished home in Co Sligo is a refuge for Dublin-based Derek Treneman.
How to live large in your bijou dwelling with clever space planning and transformable furniture.
Industrial design, loft style is popular among interior designers but, being rough around the edges, how can you achieve the look without it seeming like the house isn’t quite finished?
A wood pellet boiler is now very much one of the main options for providing hot water and space heating. Making this choice even easier for self-builders in NI are boiler manufacturer Grant NI who have just launched their Grant Eco-scheme. This is an incentive providing £1,500 towards the cost of a new boiler and is […]
The ‘classic’ kitchen design is usually one which enables easy movement between the cooker, the sink and the fridge in a three-point fashion. Single-wall kitchens, on the other hand, are those in which all of the main work zones of the kitchen are arrayed on one wall, with the fridge, sink, oven, microwave etc all […]