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Award Wining Architects based in Monkstown, Co.Dublin and working in all surrounding counties.

Specialising in sensitive contemporary design for domestic extensions, renovations, new-build houses and interior design.  We also design and build custom joinery.

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The Economics of Happiness

Paul Mulhern

The Economics of Happiness (2011)

Watch the full film online here.  You can watch it free during August.

Economic globalization has led to a massive expansion in the scale and power of big business and banking. It has also worsened nearly every problem we face: fundamentalism and ethnic conflict; climate chaos and species extinction; financial instability and unemployment. There are personal costs too. For the majority of people on the planet life is becoming increasingly stressful. We have less time for friends and family and we face mounting pressures at work.

The Economics of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, all around the world people are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of trade and finance—and, far from the old institutions of power, they're starting to forge a very different future. Communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm -- an economics of localization.
 

Read about our own Eco architecture & building projects at Slane, Co. Meath here.
We also recommend liking the film's Facebook page for news and related updates.

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SPACIOUS Architects, Monkstown - Working throughout Dublin & beyond.   - Our Blog.

Hofler Architects have extensive experience in house extensions, refurbishments, sustainability, conservation of protected structures and  one-off new builds.  We are a highly experienced team of architects based in Monkstown, Co. Dublin. The practice was established in 1992 and offers a full range of architecture services for domestic works, conservation, housing & apartment developments, and many commercial sectors including bars, restaurants, offices, educational and retail.

"This is a great example of a meticulous period restoration - as green as a period house can be" - The Irish Times.

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On the Boards: New Infill Apartments for Dun Laoghaire

Paul Mulhern

Sketch Elevation Study Showing Materials.

Sketch Elevation Study Showing Materials.

Hofler Architects are currently working on a new scheme of 15 apartments and 2 town houses on a prominent infill site in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.  The new dwellings are being designed to the highest environmental and space standards to surpass all current regulations.

New retail units are to be provided at ground floor to enliven the street.  All new apartments will have generous south-facing balconies stretching to their full widths.  High quality materials are being selected such as Portland stone, contemporary brickwork and zinc cladding.  Elements of brighter colour are injected with built-in planter boxes.  Further colour is to be visible within the depth of the balconies where the dividing walls are to be highlighted.

Two new town houses are to be provided to the rear of the site, on the far side of an exciting, landscaped residents courtyard.  This outdoor space opens itself up to the west to make the most of afternoon sun.  It is to be heavily planted and provided with play equipment for children.  The town houses will form the backdrop to the courtyard and will be exceptionally private with all of their main spaces looking into their own private outdoor spaces.