MVK Architects project featured in The Sunday Times

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The project consists of the conversion of two adjoining structures; the Carriage House and Stables, into a two bedroom residence. The stable block and home farm buildings form an important group of demesne related structures at the Beech Park estate.  Formerly attached to Beech Park House, a typical villa-type...

http://mvkarchitects.com/projects/item/the-courtyard

MVK Architects project featured in The Sunday Times

Townley Hall Open Day 7th June 2015

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Many thanks to all the speakers, organisers and some ninety delegates for making the first Townley Hall Open Day a great success on 7th June.  The one day symposium was an exploration of the architectural and social history of Townley Hall and aspects of the work of its architect,...

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Townley Hall Open Day 7th June 2015

Irish Architectural Archive Exhibition

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Great exhibition at the IAA titled 'The Ulster Museum - Evolution amidst Revolution'.  Beautiful drawings depicting the neo-classical museum built between 1924 and 1929 by architect John James Burnet and the 1966 extension by Francis Pym.

http://www.iarc.ie/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/

Irish Architectural Archive Exhibition

Grand Opening of Refurbished Kitchen Wing at Townley Hall

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The official opening by Minister Heather Humphreys TD of the refurbished and restored Kitchen Wing at Townley Hall was attended by Fergus O'Dowd TD, Cllr. Oliver Tully, Chairman of Louth Co. Co. as well as Frank O'Brien and fellow members of the board of Louth...

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Grand Opening of Refurbished Kitchen Wing at Townley Hall

1600 Years of Irish Art and Architecture in 5 Volumes

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Congratulations to our friends and colleagues involved in editing of and contributing to ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN IRELAND.  The five volume set, published by the Royal Irish Academy, is an authoritative and fully illustrated account of the art and architecture of Ireland from the early Middle Ages to...

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1600 Years of Irish Art and Architecture in 5 Volumes

Townley Hall Phase II Model on Display

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A model of Townley Hall with the proposed Phase II extension went on display at the weekend as part of Cultural Day, a public event run by the School of Philosophy.  The annually run event, which offers a choice of lectures on music, art & architecture, language and history,...

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Townley Hall Phase II Model on Display

Open House Dublin 2014

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Open House Dublin is a unique event, presented by the Irish Architecture Foundation. From 17th to 19th October over 100 tours, events and workshops will invite you to explore the rich architecture of Dublin.  The events are completely free, with most available on a first-come basis.  The event offers...

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Open House Dublin 2014

AAI + ILI Site Visit to Hunting Brook Gardens

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The AAI + ILI are having a joint site visit to Hunting Brook Gardens, Blessington, Co.Wicklow on Sunday, 28th of September at 2pm.   Hunting Brook consists of five acres of botanical herbaceous gardens and fifteen acres of woodland gardens and valley.  The contemporary gardens were created by...

http://architecturalassociation.ie/jimi-blake-hunting-brook-gardens/

AAI + ILI Site Visit to Hunting Brook Gardens

Palimpsest - Intervention and Change in Irish Architecture

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MVK Architects are delighted to have a project included in Niall McCullough's new book ‘Palimpsest’.  The beautifully produced volume explores Irish architecture through the complex layering of change and intervention over time.  The MVK project featured is Ballybrittan Castle, Co. Offaly; an extended Norman keep....

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Palimpsest - Intervention and Change in Irish Architecture

Heritage Week 2014 – 23rd – 31st August

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National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council and its aim is to build awareness and education about built, natural and cultural heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation through a series of events throughout the country.  Many events organised are free of charge and National Heritage sites...

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Heritage Week 2014 – 23rd – 31st August

Phase I of Townley Hall Kitchen Wing Refurbishment & Restoration Complete

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MVK architects have been working on the refurbishment and restoration of the former kitchen wing at Townley Hall near Tullyallen in Co. Louth since 2012.  Phase I of the project has recently been completed.  This phase included the restoration of the stone facades, the installation of historically accurate replacement...

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Phase I of Townley Hall Kitchen Wing Refurbishment & Restoration Complete

Lime Workshop at Russborough House

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Great day at Russborrough Lime Kiln where MVK Architects participated in a workshop hosted by the Building Limes Forum Ireland in conjunction with current SPAB fellows and Scholars 14th - 17th July.  The Building Limes Forum Ireland, BLFI, brings together all those involved in the use of natural lime...

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Lime Workshop at Russborough House

Townley Hall Kitchen Wing Refurbishment - Windows installed.

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Phase I of the refurbishment of the Kitchen Wing at Townley Hall is progressing well.  Replacement windows, based on historical photographs, are currently being installed. 

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Townley Hall Kitchen Wing Refurbishment - Windows installed.

Energy Performance in Protected Structures lecture by Carl Raftery

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As part of the Conserving your Dublin Period House lecture series organised by The Irish Georgian Society and Dublin City Council, Carl Raferty, Conservation Research Officer DCC, will give a talk on ‘Energy Performance in Protected Structure:planning implications and grants’. It will take place in the...

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Energy Performance in Protected Structures lecture by Carl Raftery

Victoria Kavanagh of MVK takes up UCD lecturer position

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Victoria Kavanagh, MRIAI, director at MVK architects has taken up a position, beginning March 2014,  as a part-time lecturer at the UCD School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. She has taught design in landscape architecture in UCD for the past number of years in the role of senior tutor and...

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Victoria Kavanagh of MVK takes up UCD lecturer position

Thermal Modelling for Sustainable Design of Buildings

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MVK architects participated in DIT’s Thermal Assessment of Buildings course and the certificates for the new qualification will be awarded on Wednesday 26th of March at DIT. Our office at 19 Fitzwilliam Square will be the address for the newly formed Association of Thermal Modellers, a group of professional...

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Thermal Modelling for Sustainable Design of Buildings

The Courtyard, Beech Park, Dublin.

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The project consists of the conversion of two adjoining structures into a two bedroom residence. The stable block and home farm buildings form an important group of demesne related structures at the Beech Park estate. Formerly attached to Beech Park House (a typical villa-type residence of county Dublin) the structures...

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The Courtyard, Beech Park, Dublin.

Townley Hall Kitchen Wing Refurbishment Underway

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MVK architects are working on the restoration and refurbishment of the former kitchen wing of Townley Hall near Tullyallen in Co. Louth. Townley Hall was built between 1794-1798 and designed by Irish architect, Francis Johnston. It was his first major commission and is now listed as a building of...

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Townley Hall Kitchen Wing Refurbishment Underway

‘Keeping the Water Out and What to do When it Gets in’ - Lecture by Lisa Eden

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As part of the Conserving your Dublin Period House lecture series organised by The Irish Georgian Society and Dublin City Council, Lisa Eden, consultant structural engineer and co-author of DoAHG Advice Series: A Guide to the repair of Historic Roofs, will give a talk on 'Keeping the Water Out and...

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‘Keeping the Water Out and What to do When it Gets in’ - Lecture by Lisa Eden

Simon Open Door 2014

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R.I.A.I. Simon Open Door 2014 Open Door returns the Saturday 10 May 2014 and Sunday 11 May 2014 Thinking of renovating your home? Sign up now for your consultation with a registered RIAI architect.  MVK Architects will be taking part in the 2014 RIAI Simon Door campaign. The Simon Community are asking...

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Simon Open Door 2014