• 14 Oct 2020

Discover 15+ Architect-Designed Homes in the RIAI’s house + design magazine

The 2020 house + design issue features 15+ inspiring homes, designed by RIAI Registered Architects. The projects range from a tower house in Cork city to a beach house in Connemara, and from a bespoke apartment remodeling in the Dublin Docklands to contemporary homes in our suburbs that make the most of small garden sites. Four of these homes are architects’ own homes and the ‘architects cum clients’ for these projects – Dermot Bannon; John Curran and Liu Hai Ying; Damien and Lee Culligan; and Mel Reynolds – all offer fascinating insights and best-practice advice on how to achieve the dream home. 

Each architect-designed home is accompanied by drawings, architects’ top tips and a list of specialist consultants and suppliers. Above all, these designs demonstrate that, no matter how modest or ambitious a project is, working with a Registered Architect will realise the potential of a home. Our house + design magazine is full of inspiration and ideas that demonstrate the value that good architecture can bring to residential builds.

The magazine also comprises advice articles that focus on topical issues such as creating a home office and achieving a sense of well-being in the home. In architecture news, we report on two exciting RIAI architectural competitions – the new Ireland House (Irish Embassy) in Tokyo, and a more usable public space for Bishop Lucey Park in Cork. The Munster capital features extensively in this issue from beautiful Cork city homes to our ‘Design Destination’ feature with top tips by Cork County Architect, Giulia Vallone.

Kathryn Meghen, RIAI CEO said: “The RIAI is delighted to publish the house + design magazine in these uncertain times. The pandemic has caused us to rethink how we use our spaces. People are making significant investment in their homes and it is important to get this right. The fifth edition of this magazine demonstrates how to go about making change be it a renovation or extension. Working with a Registered Architect ensures you get the best expertise, imagination and value. Irish architects have enjoyed much success at home and abroad and this magazine is a testament to the architectural talent we have in this country. Lastly, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the magazine as it is a credit to the architectural profession.”

house + design Editor, Dr. Sandra O’Connell added: “The year 2020 has not been easy for anyone. The global pandemic has changed the way we live our lives. One of the biggest changes that has occurred is the amount of time we spend in our home. Whether we reside in an urban apartment, a traditional suburban semi-D or in a rural community – we all have been spending more time in our homes. This has given us the opportunity to reappraise and rethink how we live and enjoy our spaces. With this in mind we shaped the house + design magazine full of creative ideas and forward thinking. A magazine that guides anyone looking to embark on a new build, renovation or extension project.”

house + design is available from the RIAI bookshop and from newsagents nationwide for €4.75.


For further information, please contact:

Dr. Sandra O’Connell, RIAI Director of Communications, soconnell@riai.ie