RIAI SIMON OPEN DOOR EVENT 2018

Wow! Can you believe it's that time of year already? 

Well if you think the last year went by quickly, it's nothing compared to how fast the bookings for the Simon Open Door will go. Bookings are now live at www.simonopendoor.ie 

The initiative raised €124,000 last year, with approx €700,000 raised nationally since the initiative began. A great cause facilitated by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland and we're delighted to be involved again this year.

Book your 1 hour consultation today with a local RIAI registered Architect, in exchange for a €90 donation to the Simon Communities of Ireland. But be quick. When they're gone, they're gone! 

IAF MEMBERS TOUR

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FRIDAY MARCH 16th

We're looking foward to hosting the upcoming Irish Architecture Foundation members tours of our recently completed project on Strand Road in Sutton. 

The tour will take place on Friday March 16th 2018. Click here for more information and to RSVP

 

 

THROWBACK THURSDAY

BLOOM 2017 - SILVER MEDAL WINNERS!

We've really noticed the stretch in the evenings this week and after the recent snowfall, we're looking forward to brighter, sunnier and warmer days ahead. Which reminded us of BLOOM in the Park last year.  We were grateful of some good weather during the lead up, with all the hard work that went into the build and set up.  The hard work paid off though and we were awarded a Silver Medal for our garden, 'Space to Collaborate'. 

Click here for more photos and information on the garden

#TBT

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OPEN HOUSE DUBLIN 2017

It's that time of year again and we're delighted, once again, to have a recently completed project selected to feature in this year's Open House Dublin Programme.

(strand road, sutton, Sat 14th 11am - 2pm)

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Open House is an annual celebration of the city's best architecture presented by the Irish Architecture Foundation. The event, now in it's 12th year, is free for all to attend and allows citizens and visitors to explore buildings of all types and periods when they open their doors from October 13th - 15th. With over 150 buildings, walks, talks, exhibitions and events there's something for everyone. 

The theme for 2017’s event is The City as a Stage. “The buildings of Dublin are active agents in the theatre of life”, says Nathalie Weadick, IAF Director. “Through the city’s physical form and structures, this Open House Dublin programme will reveal the character of our capital city and the active citizens, who, on this stage, play their vital parts.”

One of only two properties in Sutton to feature in this year's OHD programme, the property in question, with views over Dublin Bay, has recently been extended and renovated by Brennan | Furlong Architects & Urban Planners. 

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Open House Dublin

Sutton, Dublin 13

Saturday 14th October - 11am - 2pm

Details of the full programme can be found here. 

Check out the teaser video here

www.openhousedublin.com

www.architecturefoundation.ie

#openhousedublin 

@irisharchitecturefoundation

BLOOMIN MARVELOUS!

There has been great excitement in our building recently as The Chocolate Factory Creative Community have been invited to coordinate and design a show garden in Bloom in the Park this year, which runs from the 1st - 5th of June in Dublin's Phoenix Park. 

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BRENNAN FURLONG ARCHITECTS - Bloom in the Park 2017

The garden is aptly called, 'Space to Collaborate' and the designers Seamus Furlong (Brennan | Furlong) and Tricia Harris (Tricia Harris Designs) know only too well the value of a considered space for collaboration.

Many of the gardens other contributors are based here in the Chocolate Factory on Dublin's Kings Inn Street. It's a unique community of artists, designers and makers among many other creatives where,  the possibility of collaborations, the openness to expand beyond each other's own business and ideas are exchanged on a daily basis. From both within the building and from external areas of expertise.

Derek Devine of Devine Building Services Ltd & Landscape Gardener Eoin Gibbons, are some of those external expertise who are contributing to our Show Garden and who without, it would not be possible. 

Be sure to check out our Blog AND facebook page FOR UPDATES. you could win yourself a pair of tickets for Bloom by Bord Bia 2017.
#spacetocollaborate #Bloom

 

www.devinebuilding.ie
Eoin Gibbons- Landscape Gardener
www.triciaharrisdesigns.ie
www.thebutlerdidit.ie
www.atticbizou.com
www.jerryhasanidea.com

 

RIAI Simon Open Door 2017

With only a few spaces left, now's the time to book your consultation with a registered RIAI architect, all in aid of Simon Communities of Ireland.

The Simon Open Door initiative has been running since 2005. In return for a €90 donation you receive an hour long consultation with a certified RIAI Architect. Generally meetings are held in the Architect's own offices, where they give you there time, expertise and advice on any topic relating to your home.

This initiative is open to everyone and with every cent going towards the work of the Simon Communities of Ireland, we fully support this scheme. 

Click here to book your consultation with a registered RIAI architect - but be quick, places are filling up fast.

Check the Simon Open Door website for more information and details on the consultation: www.simonopendoor.ie

#RiaiSimon @RIAI @SimonCommunity