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Isabel’s Picks for Summer 2020

COULD BE WARM COULD BE COLD

Keep your hopes high

Isabel's Picks for Summer 2020 - Isabel Barros Architects Wexford.OUTDOOR FLOOR LIGHT Vibia Empty, FLOATING PLANT Flyte, WALL PANEL Gencork Insulation Cork Board, OUTDOOR STOOL mmcité Blocq

1. OUTDOOR FLOOR LIGHT

Brand: Vibia

Designer: Xuclà

Name: Empty

Price range: from €775

Materials: Shade – Polycarbonate diffuser. Diffuser – Methacrylate. Body – Polymer Concrete.

Electrical characteristics: 2 × LED STRIP 24V 8,6W. Led – 3550K CRI >70 1247 lm 73 lm/W. Fixture – 664 lm 39 lm/W.

Key Facts: Resistance to weight -150 kg evenly distributed over the cantilevered surface of the lamp.

Available to Ireland from: Holloways of Ludlow

2. FLOATING PLANT

Brand: Flyte

Name: Lyfe Planter

Price range: from €247

Material: Oak base, silicon planter and AC Adapter.

Key facts: The product consists of a planter that hovers over an oak base via magnetic levitation. Designed to gently rotate during suspension.

Available to Ireland from: Amazon

3. WALL PANEL

Brand: Gencork

Design: Digitalab

Name: Corkwirl

Price range: n/a

Material: Insulation Cork Board

Key facts:100% natural, ecological, 100% recyclable. Hypoallergenic properties. Fire, water, and weather-resistant.

Available to Ireland from:  Gencork 

4. OUTDOOR STOOL

Brand: mmcité

Designers: David Karásek, Radek Hegmon

Name: Blocq

Price range: n/a

Material: Steel and Wood.

Key features: Built-in USB charger and LED backlight.

Available to Ireland from: mmcite 

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10 Interesting Facts About Our 10 Years in Business

1 – Our first client was a Priest. We must have been blessed since then.

2 – The longest project we ever had is still on site after starting 8 years ago. And we don’t regret it for one second.

3 – We tend to attract clients with a sense of spirituality. Maybe it’s because we take a holistic approach to every project. This normally leads to great projects and great relationships.

4 – We have had clients crying when we were presenting our ideas. And one that even wanted to frame our drawings to hang them on the wall.

5 – Our small (social media) logo was created during a “Start your own business” class.

6 – The two most unusual requests we had were: to integrate a collection of 10,000 music CDs in our design; and to completely sound proof a Master Bedroom. These two requests were not related!

7 – We have refused a number of requests to issue “Opinion on Compliance with Building Regulations” for jobs that we did not design or inspect on site. And we will continue to do it.

8 – We have 100% success rate in Planning Applications for New Dwelling Houses.

9 – The highest number of photos taken for one job was 2,747 (Conservation Works at Brandon House Hotel in Wexford).

10 – The most unusual thing we have done to a client was to lock him in the bathroom of our office! And this was done intentionally! There is a reason for everything, and no, it wasn’t because he didn’t want to pay us 😀 !

Isabel Barros Architects Celebrates 10th Anniversary

This year Isabel Barros Architects celebrates a decade of presence in the Wexford landscape. We setup in the height of the recession in 2010 and 10 years later we are now faced with the Covid-19 Pandemic and the prospects of a global recession. But we have built amazing resilience skills and we feel strong enough to continue for (at least) another 10 years.

We want to thank all our clients, consultants, contractors and suppliers for trusting us and helping us to create positive contributions while building great relationships.

The privilege of working with clients that trust us, respect our ideas, and let us push the limits when needed is immense and we are eternally grateful for this.

We are committed to the highest level of quality in all things and we will continue raising the bar every day.

Isabel’s 25 years of experience will continue to be an invaluable resource to deliver solid results.

During these last 10 years we have built the foundations for our future. As we enter our next decade, we will remain focused on the long term. That means removing the ineffective parts of our work, and aiming on what matters most so that we can do the work we love doing to the highest standard. We also plan to extend to different sectors but only if our core values can be pursued and respected.

We hope you enjoy the journey and that you’ll keep in touch along the way.

Feel free to contact us regarding any enquiry you may have:

office@isabelbarrosarchitects.ie

Tel. +353 (0) 53 91 689 42

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