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Our project "Peek-a-boo!", featured in this issue of Residential design in Plan Magazine.
An exciting transformation project, re-imagining a 1970's bungalow, creating a contemporary, light filled house, with sea views.
Site progress: Our latest project is nearing completion and the courtyard gallery space is taking shape. Watch this space for more news updates!
Planning permission was recently granted for a new home we designed, near Kinsale. Our concept was to create a home that is facing outwards into the landscape and site well, into the existing surroundings, by straightening the existing field patterns.
Delighted that we have been awareded Planning Permisssion for this rural retreat near Kinsale.Watch this space for updates on progress on site.
Honoured to be selected as finalist for the Irish Construction Awards 2020.Looking forward to the award ceremony, later this year, where the winner will be announced!
Work in Progress:
Conservation and adaptive re-use of a former Hall,into bespoke living quaters.
What a lovely surprise to see our project feature in this weekends' @irish_examiner
Great article by @carolocallaghan_playing_house about our project 4 Haven Hill in #Kinsale.
We transformed a 1970's bungalow with a new extension an refurbishment.It forms part of an exhibition by the Cork Architectural Association at the Cork Civic Offices and runs until the end of November.
Deligted to earn the accolade of "uber-cool architects"!
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#riai #extensions #BAOYA #BAOYA19
Honoured that our project was selected to feature on the blog of Colin Murphy, that celebrates the best house design in Ireland!
We spoke to Colin about our project 4 Haven Hill in #Kinsale and you can read his interview with us on his website: https://inspiringme.ie/
Our project has also been selected as finalist in the @building.architect.awards for 2019 and we look forward to attend the awards night in October.
We are delighted to be featured in @home_and_build_magazine this month.Our project Ardgwee House grabbed the front cover!
We spoke to Emer Kelly about our practice and approach to design. We are passionate about the designs we create for our clients, bespoke buildings that meet our clients' needs and responds to its unique context.
This project was also selected as a finalist for the Building and Architect Awards and the Irish Construction Awards.
The Home and Build magazine is available in shops now and you can also read more about this project on our website, by following this link:
One of the design challenges for this project was that the site is North facing. We found a design solution that takes advantage of the south light,whilst still maximising views over Kinsale harbour and the stunning surrounding landscape.
Watch this space for more updates for progress on site.
We spoke with Carol O'Callaghan from the Irish Examiner about the benefits of hiring a professional to achieve your dream home.
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Delighted to have been selected as Finalist for the Building and Architect if the year Awards 2019 ! For more info on this project in #havenhill #kinsale #cork, and to see how we transformed the original #bungalow existing with a new #houseextension and #homerenovation
have a peek at our project page, here on our wesite: https://www.cwarchitects.ie/architects-kinsale-cork/Projects/Haven-Hill/228
Photography by @F22photography_Cork
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Delighted to announce that planning has been granted for 3no. new dwellings we have designed in Dunderrow, Kinsale, County Cork.
Our recently completed project at Haven Hill, Kinsale photographed by F22 Photography. The design concept was to refurbish and extend the a dated bungalow, to the front, with a wrap-around extension. The design is conceived as a "viewing device" that frames the panoramic views over Kinsale harbour, through a series of fin walls that echo the angular embattlements of the nearby Charles Fort.
Delighted to announce that we have been awarded planning permission for a new development in Kinsale.
Delighted to announce that a CWA project has been nominated for an Irish Concrete Society 37th Award.
A celebratory cappucino from The Blue Haven Hotel, after receiving a grant for planning permission for a new project in Kinsale, following an appeal to An Board Pleanala. A great start to 2019 and Happy New Year to all the friends of CWA!
Delighted to end 2018 with the award of the final grant of planning permission to our design in Castlepark, Kinsale. Looking forward to break ground in 2019! More info to follow soon...watch this space!
We are delighted to announce that we received Planning Approval following appeal for a major new mixed-use scheme in Bandon. The building form is designed to follow the historic street pattern and creates a new "Town Square" wrapped by a "Loggia".The project delivers a new civic hub for the town and includes a new public library and retail at ground floor. The upper floors will accommodate both private and public healthcare users.
Delighted with receiving the Final Grant for Planning Permission today, for another transformation project. This design developed through a study of a series of Elevational Studies, resulting in a bespoke solution for our clients' needs.
Autumnal sunrise in one of our recently completed house designs. Coming to the website soon...watch this space!
Delighted that CWA has been selected to take part in the annual exhibition of the Cork Architectural Association entitled "Geometry + Space".
Great progress on site with the structure up and alteady framing the views!
Overlooking the estuary, our project in Ringnanean is nearing completion.The design included the re-furbishment of and extension to an existing cottage. A clear storey bring daylight into the circulation area. A rich palette exterior finishes of slate, render and timber finishes insure the cottages sits well into the natural landscape.
Progress on site to capturing the view of Charles' Fort.
Roof structure of our project for the renovation and extension of an existing cottage on the banks of the Belgooly river is nearing completion.The next phase of the works include the completion of the window installation and the complement of natural slate cladding to the roof and walls of the extension.
Works are progressing well with the construction of Ardgwee House in Kinsale. Scaffolding has been dropped and internal fit-out is nearing completion.
Check out our project page to find out more:http://www.cwarchitects.ie/architects-kinsale-cork/Projects/Adgwee-House/215
Developing proposals for a new mixed-use scheme in West Cork including a new public library and primary care centre. The project aims to form a new civic hub for the town including creation of a new public square.
Works have commenced on the renovation and extension of an existing cottage on the banks of the Belgooly River. The external walls of the extension are to be clad in natural slate laid vertically. More details on the proposal can be found here http://www.cwarchitects.ie/architects-kinsale-cork/Projects/Ringnanean/225
CWA is delighted to be appointed to develop design proposals for the renewal of an existing bungalow in Kinsale. Proposals include the re-organisation of the ground floor to create a series of large open plan living spaces and the construction of a new lightweight first floor.
The design is based around a new folded wrap, which is folded aroudn the existing house to both enclose the new first floor and increase the thermal performance of the retained sections of the existing house. The wrap is clad in slate and echoes the vernacular vertical slate clad architecture of Kinsale. Judicious positioned openings are cut in the folded slate wrap to capture views over Kinsale and down to the sea.
Exploring building form of an for an extension of a 1970's bungalow with stunning sea views over Charles Fort in Kinsale, through a series of 70's inspired drawings. The extension re-organises the house, placing the living spaces to the south taking advantage of the sea view.The views are framed through a series of fin walls that echo the embattlements of the nearby Charles Fort.
Great progress on site: the 15m² rooflight has been craned into our building in Barrack Street, Kinsale.The first floor living accommodation is now flooded with natural light.
Works are progressing well with the construction of Adgwee House in Kinsale. Windows are now been installed and preparation for mechanical and electrical services is well underway. We look forward to the scaffolding coming down in the near future and the house revealing itself!
As the school year ends we are delighted to look back on a rewarding year working with the talented transition year students from Kinsale Community School on the Architecture Foundations, National Architects in Schools Initiative. The year ended with presentation of students' work including proposals for a new bus shelter and garden for the school. Well done to all the students who took part!
Delighted with Carol O'Callaghan's article in today's Irish Examiner about The Skinny House.
Study for a new mixed use development considering public space, connectivity and modern insertions into a Protected Structure.
The new first floor plate has been craned into site for our project on Barrack Street. The new first floor contains a large open plan living space that reconnects the house the with raised rear garden.
We are delighted to announce that we received Planning Approval for another new residence. The Pavillion in the Landscape is conceived as a simple structure that sits in the horizontal landscape, overlooking the Belgooly river estuary.More information on this particular project can be located on our Projects page.
CWA are excited to be working on Arundel Mills. The former miller's house, built in circa. 1810 is of notable architectural heritage. The house still retains its wonderful slate hanging elevations, which are sadly increasingly rare.
CWA are advancing proposals for a new private residence in the rolling landscape outside Belgooly village. The house is conceived as a simple compact square form sitting as an ‘object’ in the landscape. The living spaces are orientated to the views and light, while support spaces such as bathrooms and utility rooms are positioned together in a function blocks.
Great article on our project,St. Annes,Tower Street,Cork City, in today's Irish Examiner.
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Ardgwee House is progressing well on site and the building form is taking shape-More info can be located here: http://www.cwarchitects.ie/architects-kinsale-cork/Projects/Adgwee-House/215
CWA’s proposals for renovation and extension of an existing cottage on the banks of the Belgooly River has been awarded planning permission.
More details on proposals can be found here http://www.cwarchitects.ie/architects-kinsale-cork/Projects/Ringnanean/225
We are delighted to report a fantastic turn-out to view St. Annes, O’Connorville, Tower Street, as part of the Open House Cork event.
For further details and information on this project, please have a look here http://www.cwarchitects.ie/architects-kinsale-cork/Projects/Wrap-Around-Extension/217
CWA gained Planning Permission for Deane’s for their new rural house located in Riverstick. The house is conceived as two simple pitched roof volumes which slide past each other. Separating the two volumes is a double height space that ties together all the rooms in the house.
CWA are advancing proposals for a new private residence overlooking the estuary of Belgooly River. The house is conceived as a simple ‘pavilion’ sitting in the horizontal landscape of the estuary. The living and bedroom spaces are orientated to the views and light, while support spaces such as bathrooms and utility rooms are positioned together in a function block that faces north. The proposed cladding of corten steel references the rusted corrugated steel roofing of the existing ruinous cottage.
Join us on Sunday, the 2nd October, between 15:00-18:00 for tours of our "Wrap Around Extension" project, located at St. Anne’s, O’Connor Ville, Tower Street-as part of Cork Open House 2016.
For further details and information on other buildings open check out Cork Open House at http://www.openhousecork.ie/
CWA gained Planning Permission to double the floor plate of a 1970’s bungalow in Kinsale. The new first floor contains a large open plan living space that reconnects the house the with raised rear garden. The ground floor accommodation is re-planned to provide improved bedroom accommodation.
CWA's design proposal for a new dwelling on Barrack Street, Kinsale, have been granted planning permission by Cork County Council. The restricted site area and ground conditions / topography resulted in a building with composed of three “stacked boxes” that are modulated to fit the site.
Residential refurbishment project, currintly on site, is nearing completion.The design will give the living space a new lease of life!
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We are delighted for our clients, Paul and Donna, as Planning Consent was granted for their property in Friary Lane,Kinsale.
Our new website is live!
We are so excited to finally join the World Wide Web! Thanks to local web designers, ARL Design, we can now reach the world from the village of Kinsale, County Cork, Republic of Ireland.
We hope our website will enhance our connectivity to our, already established, social networking sites and showcase some of our work.
If you like what you see, please get in touch, by e-mail, mobile, Twitter, Pinterest or LinkedIn.
We will be posting regular updates on this pages, so watch this space!