To date the practice has worked on a variety of projects specialising in residential commissions in both urban and rural settings. Our work has mainly focused on renovating and extending existing dwellings. The nature of that work puts the site and place at the core of the design development.
Our approach to architecture is heavily influenced by the existing craftsmanship, materials and atmosphere of the site as we seek to reimagine existing forms in order to maximise light and space. Through this process we aim to pull apart the compact nature of each project, crafting spaces that draw on spirit of the existing place to inspire texture and material
The use of textures and materials are important to our work as it allows the atmosphere of even the smallest of spaces to change and delight as it reacts with the changing light and varying weather conditions of our Irish context.
Drawing and sketching forms an important part in the life of the studio and we have used this love of drawing in collaboration with others to introduce architecture to school children by visiting schools and inviting students to take time to observe and draw the built environment around them.
This initiative initially formed part of the Slow Architecture and Education programme 2011 and subsequently developed into the Draw programme.
We believe that good architecture is a collaborative process and we have been fortunate to have worked with some great craftspeople and clients whose trust and courage is a constant inspiration.
Architectural Farm is a registered practice with the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland