• Welcome to my Blog! I use it to post information on my personal projects. Hopefully it will record stages of design and production effectively, producing a useful resource for reference at a later date. feel free to comment or contact me if you’re interested in anything I’ve done. Karl

Waters of Cork City – The Forgotten Quays

I’ve written before about Cork’s fabulously unique genesis as a riverine urban archipelago, and I’ve always felt it such a travesty that the river channels were culverted in the eighteenth century; the waterways shaped the city streets but they’re now largely forgotten. The waters once formed a huge part of Cork’s identity but are now … Continue reading

The Alexandra Road Estate, Camden: ‘a magical moment for English housing’

Originally posted on Municipal Dreams:
In the sixties, London was swinging and Harold Wilson had promised a new Britain forged in the ‘white heat’ of a technological revolution.  That may have been hype but something of it resonates when you look at Camden’s Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate – Alexandra Road or even Rowley Way to…

Rowley Way

About a year and a half ago I viewed a 1 bed flat in RowleyWay in South Hampstead, the celebrated brutalist take on the terraced house typology designed by council architect Neave Brown in 1968, completed in 1978. The flat was a complete tip but with an exceptionally attractive price tag of £175,000. Now the … Continue reading

Murphy Beach House

I bumped into a family friend at a wedding last August and we spoke about a project he is pursuing. The project is a beach house located on a coastal site, formerly occupied by a chapel and which still bears some chapel ruins beneath the surface. He had a scheme drawn up by a local engineers’ … Continue reading

Tuskar House Garden Room – Niall McLoughlin precedent

I just stumbled upon a project by one of my favorite Irish architects, Niall McLoughlin, and had to post it! The project shares a lot of the same concepts as my scheme for the Tuskar House Garden Room does. There is a small text which describes it on their website, but the following is an … Continue reading

Tuskar House – Completed Drawing Set

Finally getting around to posting the completed drawing set for the Tuskar House Garden Room project; Hope you like. The planning app is currently making its way through the machine so here’s hoping it all goes smoothly. South Elevation AA East Elevation BB West Elevation CC Proposed Section DD Illustrated Landscape Plan Proposed Ground Floor … Continue reading

Tuskar House Garden Room – update

A few images to update on the Tuskar House Sun Room extension project I’ve been tipping away at after hours. I have a drawing set ready to review with the client at this stage but they’ll follow in a later post. Also here’s a selection of precedent images I’ve been collecting over the past weeks … Continue reading

9 Kyle Street Precedent

Super quickly, a very interesting precedent for Kyle Street – a similar narrow terraced house of less than 3m width. Link here. K.

Academic Retrospectives

I came across this project today whose beauty made me want to gouge out my eyes for its suggestion of what my thesis project could have become, given a little bit more time, and a little bit more skill. The project is the Sea Folk Centre by Naito Architect & Associates and is a stunningly … Continue reading