Universal Design and the Garden of Remembrance

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Studio Negri and the Office of Public Works are undertaking a programme of upgrading, maintenance and conservation at the Garden of Remembrance, in preparation for the Commemoration of the Rising in 2016. The works include the installation of a lift and ramp for universal access to the podium; the conservation of the Children of Lir sculpture; the installation of a … Read More

Conservation Architect Service Studio Negri Plans Restoration of a Dublin Gem

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The conservation of Dublin’s architectural housing stock is key to maintaining the city’s iconic charm. What more could an architect wish for, than to piece together the conservation report on a Georgian gem that single-handedly offers a glimpse into the high noon of Victorian prosperity in Ireland? Studio Negri was delighted to create the conservation report and planning application for the change of use of … Read More

From G to A. Studio Negri retrofit gets A-Rating. What exactly is a BER Cert?

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Studio Negri Architects were recently granted a Building Enegry Rating certificate of A3 for the retrofit of a house in Dundrum, Co. Dublin. This house was the subject of RTE’s television show About the House shown on December 6th 2011. (You can watch Studio Negri on About the House) So what exactly is the Building Energy Rating system? Read on for more information…. … Read More

Le Corbusier’s Unité d’habitation Cité Radieuse

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Studio Negri recently visited Unité d’Habitation in Marseilles built between 1947-52. The twelve story apartment block for 1.600 people was built to meet a severe postwar housing shortage. Twenty-three different apartment configurations were provided to acccommodate single persons and families as large as ten, nearly all with double-height living rooms and the deep balconies that form the major external feature. Key features are Le Corbusier’s five … Read More

Natural Light and Sustainable Architecture

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The Pantheon allows sunlight to gently illuminate the floor below. Hadrian was aware of the effective and affective nature of the building. He wrote about the Pantheon that he had reconstructed in 126AD: My intentions had been that this sanctuary of All Gods should reproduce the likeness of the terrestrial globe and of the stellar sphere. The cupola revealed the sky through a great … Read More

Uncluttered Architecture – Can House design reduce daily stress?

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The Forbidden City, Beijing, China Economic crises. Revolutions. Globalization. Excessive information. Cosmopolitan lifestyle. For each individual all these crises play on our natural paranoia, and our own unique self-defences. Entering a building we desire a clean and peaceful atmosphere. We prefer clarity and harmony. So what can we do to defend out self from these stresses? An uncluttered architecture could … Read More

Studio Negri exhibit at the RHA Annual event

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Studio Negri Architects were honoured to have been invited this year to exhibit their work Urban Perspectives at the Royal Hibernian Academy’s Annual exhibition. Now in it’s 181st year, the RHA Annual exhibition returns once again with a record 585 artworks on exhibit at the RHA gallery, this Summer. The RHA Annual exhibition is the longest running and largest open submission exhibition in the … Read More

Lets Talk about Houses: When Art Speaks Architecture

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How can Architecture best respond to the need to provide a sense of cocoon? The theme of the 2010 Lisbon Architecture Triennale was LET´S TALK ABOUT HOUSES. The idea is to debate the question of housing, both literally and in a broader sense of housing in the world. The Cocoon in Architecture How can Architecture best respond to the need for a … Read More

Dublin architect STUDIO NEGRI appears in Plan Magazine

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This month’s edition of Plan Magazine selected STUDIO NEGRI as an emerging architect practice in Dublin. My aim is not to grow a large firm, I’d like to keep it small and do quality work. Image of FLI headquarters designed with Hennessy + Associates. Click here: http://www.planonline.ie/page/336

British architect John Pawson’s House of Stone

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John Pawson’s House of Stone in Milan, which is constructed from stone blocks composed of 99% recycled granite, was visted by Dublin architect Studio Negri in April 2010. Pawson, along with leading stone craftsman Gabriele Salvatori, has taken off-cuts and converted them into beautifully textured stone patterns. The stone house was constructed in a sixteenth century courtyard in the Brera … Read More