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The RIAI Simon Open Door Initiative Returns to Combat Homelessness

We’re pleased to announce the return of the RIAI Simon Open Door initiative, marking our 15th year of participation, in the midst of its 20th year of existence. Scheduled to run from the 8th to the 14th of May 2023, this collaborative effort between the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI) and the Simon Communities of Ireland is a beacon of hope in our ongoing battle against homelessness and housing exclusion in Ireland.

The premise is both straightforward and impactful: through hour-long consultations with RIAI Registered Architects, we have the opportunity to significantly improve the lives of those experiencing homelessness. To access this expertise, we ask for a donation of €120, ensuring that every cent raised directly supports the Simon Communities of Ireland.

Simon Communities’ dedication to helping individuals find not just shelter, but also support and pathways to a better future, is truly commendable. The RIAI is proud to have partnered with them for two decades, contributing almost €1.4 million to their crucial work.

We invite you to join us in supporting the Simon Communities of Ireland and their vision of a society where no one is left without a home. By booking a consultation with a RIAI Registered Architect, you’re not just investing in your own project – you’re investing in the future of our community. Together, let’s build a better tomorrow.

To book your consultation and be a part of this vital initiative, visit RIAI Simon Open Door today.

Net Zero Home Finalist for Two Architecture Awards

We are delighted to have our ‘Net Zero Home’ project shortlisted in two categories of the Building and Architect of the Year Awards 2024.

Our project is a finalist for two awards:

  • Single House Building of the Year
  • Sustainability Award for a Single Building or Development

The Building and Architecture of the Year Awards celebrate architectural excellence in both building and design. They serve as a platform for architects and their buildings, spanning a diverse range of architectural styles across residential, public, commercial, and cultural sectors, allowing for thorough evaluation and appraisal.

This project is strongly related to the landscape, and uses a contemporary language influenced by traditional elements and materials.

One of the main goals was to achieve net zero carbon emissions. All the material choices and construction processes were meticulously aligned with this objective.

Net Zero Home, Wexford - Isabel Barros Architects

The full shortlist is available to view here.

The winners will be announced at the gala awards on Friday, 12th April 2024 at the Shelbourne Hotel.

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Merry Christmas 2023 & Happy New Year

It’s that time of year to unwind with loved ones and enjoy Christmas cake!

Isabel Barros Architects will be closed from December 21st 2023, and will reopen on January 4th, 2024.

Thank you to all our clients, colleagues, and supporters.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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