DUBLIN- PORTLAND STREET – BAKERS YARD DEVELOPMENT


A residential urban development located in the centre of Dublin, on Portland Street (close to the famous Croke Park Stadium)

This is definitely  on of the most interesting residential development I have been involved in .

There are three blocks, comprising about 130 apartments, some of them duplexes, with a very narrow atriums beetween them an many balconies sticking out of the building, cladded with timber .

The three buildings create courtyards, new streets, that are of a very good quality and friendly for the inhabitants.

Striking combination of materials and quality of finishes makes me proud , and I very often draw some ideas from this design.

Presented buildings are liners with decks runing along the length of the buildings, the entrances to the apartments form a courtyard and with the external lifts linking the decks at the ends of the buildings.

The apartments are still available to purchase , for about 250 thousands euro – I think they are worth it.





















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LONDON- NORTH FINCHLEY – WOODSIDE AVENUE-


Block of flats built along Woodside Avenue  in North Finchley in London.Iteresting building that draws the attention thanks to its contemporary design and a fresh look in between the surrounding detached houses from different periods.

Use of brick is still very characteristic for this area of London, but big aluminium windows with a very asymetric subdivisions, and a very contemporary flat roofs are really standing out – very surprising especially for me dealing with the planning councill for the area.

I often pass by this intriguing building and though it would be worth to share it with other people – will you agree with my point of view ?