AOF ArchitectsAOF Architectshttp://www.aof.ie/blog.aspxAsk the expert: Max O'Flaherty - an architect's guide to propertyhttp://www.aof.ie/blog/article/ask-the-expert-max-oflaherty-an-architects-guide-to-property"I strongly believe that well-designed spaces are good for you."http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/ask-the-expert-max-oflaherty-an-architects-guide-to-propertyWhat makes a successful project?http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/what-makes-a-successful-projectWe get to the bottom of what really makes a great project and give our key ingredients for success.http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/what-makes-a-successful-projectPlanning granted on Vico Road, Dalkeyhttp://www.aof.ie/blog/article/planning-granted-on-vico-road-dalkeyhttp://www.aof.ie/blog/article/planning-granted-on-vico-road-dalkeyRefurbishment of Council Offices in the centre of Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford<BR />http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/refurbishment-of-council-offices-in-the-centre-of-enniscorthy-co-wexfordAOF delighted to be appointed by Wexford County Council for office refurb of the Market House.http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/refurbishment-of-council-offices-in-the-centre-of-enniscorthy-co-wexfordAldborough Househttp://www.aof.ie/blog/article/aldborough-houseRefurbishment of a national monument.http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/aldborough-houseContemporary House, Dublin 4http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/contemporary-house-dublin-4New built project in Dublin 4 is in the works.http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/contemporary-house-dublin-4Thank You!http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/thank-youWe want to thank everyone who voted for us in the RIAI Public Choice Award.http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/thank-youThe Lake House Highly Commended http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/the-lake-house-highly-commended-The Lake House was Highly Commended at the 2015 Irish Architecture Awards!http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/the-lake-house-highly-commended-The Lake House in The Irish Timeshttp://www.aof.ie/blog/article/the-lake-house-in-the-irish-timesThe recently completed Lake House was featured in the last weekend's Irish Times Magazine.http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/the-lake-house-in-the-irish-timesLakehouse completed!http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/lakehouse-completedOur recently completed house is included in the Open House listing.http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/lakehouse-completedA Fresh Angle on Architecturehttp://www.aof.ie/blog/article/a-fresh-angle-on-architectureThe Lake House featured in the Sunday Irish Timeshttp://www.aof.ie/blog/article/a-fresh-angle-on-architectureAilesbury road complete!http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/ailesbury-road-completeOur project to refurbish and extend no. 9 Ailesbury Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 is finished.http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/ailesbury-road-completeLakehouse almost therehttp://www.aof.ie/blog/article/lakehouse-almost-thereOur house on Claremont Road, in Howth, is almost finished.http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/lakehouse-almost-thereEmbassy works granted permissionhttp://www.aof.ie/blog/article/embassy-works-granted-permissionOur proposal for the Chinese Embassy on Ailesbury Road has been granted permission by Dublin City Council.http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/embassy-works-granted-permissionLakehouse nears completionhttp://www.aof.ie/blog/article/lakehouse-nears-completionOur house on the Claremont Road, in Howth, is nearly finished.http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/lakehouse-nears-completionAOF to help Chinese embassy.http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/aof-to-help-chinese-embassyAughey O'Flaherty Architects were recently appointed as architects to the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Ireland.http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/aof-to-help-chinese-embassyPart III Project Architect <BR />http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/part-iii-project-architect-We are looking for an experienced post part III project architect to join our practice.<BR />http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/part-iii-project-architect-RIBA European Award winners 2013http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/riba-european-award-winners-2013The House on Mount Anville was awarded the RIBA European Award 2013http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/riba-european-award-winners-2013Room to Improve<BR />http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/room-to-improveMax gives a tour of a refurbished house on Leinster Road, Rathmines to Dermot Bannon for RTE's 'Room to Improve'.<BR />http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/room-to-improveCan you put an En Suite into a protected structure?http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/can-you-put-an-en-suite-into-a-protected-structureWe find that this question comes up again and again from owners or potential owners of a protected structure. This short blog answers this seemingly straight forward question as best as possible.<BR />http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/can-you-put-an-en-suite-into-a-protected-structureGood news from Londonhttp://www.aof.ie/blog/article/good-news-from-london'House on Mount Anville' wins Best International category of this year's Brick Awards.<BR />http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/good-news-from-londonHouse by the Seahttp://www.aof.ie/blog/article/house-by-the-seaThis is a video of a new house, recently completed, on a beautiful site by the sea in Wexford. The house is located on a headland in a protected scenic amenity area with spectacular views. &nbsp;The challenge was to create a home that made the most of this site while respecting it. <BR />http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/house-by-the-seaBrick Awards 2012<BR />http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/brick-awards-2012House on Mount Anville had been shortlisted in the Best International category of this year's Brick Awards.http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/brick-awards-2012Thank you!<BR />http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/thank-you-1This is a note to thank everyone who voted for us in the RIAI Public Choice Award.<BR />http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/thank-you-1Good news from Grand Designs<BR />http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/good-news-from-grand-designs'House on Mount Anville' wins HIGHLY COMMENDED at Grand Designs Awards.<BR />http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/good-news-from-grand-designsFinding the Right Architecthttp://www.aof.ie/blog/article/finding-the-right-architectSo, you need an architect; whether it is for a new build project or for works to an existing building, you know that it is wise to retain an architect. But how do you go about finding the right architect for you? <BR />Here is what you need to know.<BR />http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/finding-the-right-architectGrand Designs Awards http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/grand-designs-awards-Our House on Mount Anville has been shortlisted for the Grand Designs Awards 2012. <BR />http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/grand-designs-awards-We have moved! <BR />http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/we-have-moved-The practice has just moved into the City Center after 11 great years in Rathmines.<BR />We are now located in 32 Nassau Street, in the beautiful Morrison Chambers, opposite Trinity College, just around the corner from Dawson Street.<BR />Our new number is 01 672 99 32.http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/we-have-moved-A Year Build in 5 mins<BR />http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/a-year-build-in-5-minsThis is a short video of the construction of one of our recent projects, a low energy house on Mount Anville.<BR />http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/a-year-build-in-5-minsWexford house nears completionhttp://www.aof.ie/blog/article/wexford-house-nears-completionThis project is for a new house on a spectacular site by the sea in Wexford.http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/wexford-house-nears-completionEnergy Efficiency and Historic Building Conservationhttp://www.aof.ie/blog/article/energy-efficiency-and-historic-building-conservationWhile period properties undoubtedly can have huge charm, they also can be associated with high heating / energy costs. Below are some practical ways on how to reduce those energy costs while maintaining the charm.http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/energy-efficiency-and-historic-building-conservationBefore you buy a Period Propertyhttp://www.aof.ie/blog/article/before-you-buy-a-period-propertyIf you are serious about buying a period property, look before you leap. The more research you do before you buy the better.The more informed you are, the more problems you will avoid later. I recommend the following essential research.http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/before-you-buy-a-period-propertyAughey O'Flaherty Architects at Open Househttp://www.aof.ie/blog/article/aughey-oflaherty-architects-at-open-houseWe were delighted to participate in Open House.http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/aughey-oflaherty-architects-at-open-houseLow energy home in Open House 2011http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/low-energy-home-in-open-house-2011This bright, contemporary home is a combination of the best of low-energy prefabrication technology and the traditional crafts of masonry and joinery.http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/low-energy-home-in-open-house-2011A Guide to Polished Concretehttp://www.aof.ie/blog/article/a-guide-to-polished-concretePolished concrete floors, when done properly, can be wonderful.http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/a-guide-to-polished-concreteLow energy home nears completionhttp://www.aof.ie/blog/article/low-energy-home-nears-completionThis low energy A-rated tailor made home is to be completed by the end of August.http://www.aof.ie/blog/article/low-energy-home-nears-completion