Most conservation challenges are complex and many difficult challenges have arisen during the Works. Isabel Barros Architects are proud to have achieved a fantastic result through good collective teamwork and strict budget control.
Every year we share useful information to guide you on the costs for your construction project in Ireland. This article will help you to estimate an approximate figure for your building costs.
The site presents a number of challenges, including a house over 150 years old, the proximity to a Special Area of Conservation (River Nore), the existing topography, and so on…
LEADER grant aid of almost €8 million would be invested in innovative community and enterprise projects throughout county Wexford between now and 2020.
Considering the competitive process involved and the fact that it is likely that preference will be given to projects that have full planning permission in place we advise you to engage an Architect for your project as soon as possible.
Good or bad! Your Architect wants to hear from you. Your Architect wants to know if you are happy with his/her services, how can he/she improve or if there is a better way to do things.
Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta (RCR Arquitectes) were awarded the 2017 Pritzker Prize. It is the 2nd time that this prestigious prize goes to a Spanish Architect (Rafael Moneo was the 1996 winner). The Pritzker Architecture Prize is awarded annually to honor a living architect or architects whose built work demonstrates a
The School of the Future Information Tool was created within the EU FP7 project School of the Future (ENER/FP7/260102,) and completed in January 2016.
The aim of the project is to design, realise and communicate good examples of future high performance buildings.
The internet-based tool provides a wide range of useful information for the energy-efficient renovation of school buildings as follows:
- case studies presenting successful energy retrofitting solutions for educational buildings;
- explanatory notes relating to renovation measures;
- national benchmarks for the comparison of characteristic consumption values;
- indoor comfort parameters for classrooms.
The tool also comprises interactive resources, which enable the user to compare self-measured characteristic values to mean values and requirements.
You can access the tool here.
School of the Future has also developed another tool that allows the calculation of the energy performance of a school building before and after applying energy saving measures (ASCOT Light).
The purpose of the ASCOT tool is to assist the user in evaluating and thereby optimise the economical costs of a building renovation project in relation to sustainable development issues. The current version, “ASCOT Light”, is targeted towards school buildings.
A simple spreadsheet is the base for this energy performance calculation tool. The tool is available in 4 languages (English not included) and can be downloaded here.
Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta (RCR Arquitectes) were awarded the 2017 Pritzker Prize. It is the 2nd time that this prestigious prize goes to a Spanish Architect (Rafael Moneo was the 1996 winner).
The Pritzker Architecture Prize is awarded annually to honor a living architect or architects whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision, and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture.
The architects have built the museum almost entirely of coarse steel plate, inside and out, a material that they have worked with extensively, as in their Les Cols Restaurant in Olot. The Cor-Ten for the exterior is burnt in appearance, creating a mottled, painterly effect and echoing some of the battered, acid-etched plates for Soulages engravings.
we live in a globalized world where we must rely on international influences, trade, discussion, transactions, etc. But more and more people fear that because of this international influence we will lose our local values, our local art, and our local customs Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta tell us that it may be possible to have both. They help us to see, in a most beautiful and poetic way, that the answer to the question is not “either/or” and that we can, at least in architecture, aspire to have both; our roots firmly in place and our arms outstretched to the rest of the world.
We are delighted to announce our participation in this year’s “Simon Open Door 2017”.
The Simon Communities of Ireland work with people who experience homelessness and housing exclusion in Ireland. Simon has a vision of society where no one is homeless. All people who are homeless, or at risk of facing homelessness, are given every opportunity to realise their potential to live fulfilled lives in appropriate homes of their own. Simon is recognised for providing innovative solutions to ending homelessness and for influencing government policy and public opinion.
This year will be the thirteenth year that the Simon Communities of Ireland has been in partnership with the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland. Over the course of this wonderful partnership almost €600,000 has been raised for the Simon Communities of Ireland through the R.I.A.I. Simon Open Door initiative.
Anyone hoping to build, renovate or extend their home may be interested in this initiative. Isabel Barros Architects will offer an hour long consultation in return for a donation of €90 to charity. All of the money raised goes towards the work of the Simon Communities of Ireland.
A €90 donation will:
- Provide accommodation and meals in a transitional house for 10 nights.
- Help fund a home starter pack for those who are moving to independent living such as crockery, kettle, linen and basic household goods.
- Help provide the Simon Communities rough sleeper team with 3 emergency packs for those sleeping on the streets.
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