Places to Live
O'Mahony Pike Architects have extensive experience in residential design, for both the private and public sectors, in rural, urban and suburban contexts. Our work in this area covers a wide range of housing typologies at low, medium and high densities, ranging in scale from single houses to complete urban blocks. Central to our focus is the ambition to create places where people will enjoy living in their homes, and also feel part of a community that enriches its context.
The issue of density is key to the successful and sustainable development of our settlements. We have a strong understanding of the various factors that affect the density of a development, which enables us to develop site strategies that are both appropriate to a sites' statutory and physical context, and our clients' brief.
Whether the project is large or small, our approach to design commences with analysis of the projects’ economic, physical and statutory context. This analytical methodology fosters innovation, which has led to our development of a number of housing models, designed in response to specific criteria, which have become industry benchmarks.
These benchmark projects include the development of a medium density housing model for Dublin, a dual-aspect apartment model for the London market based on the London Housing Design Guide standards, and consultation with NAMA and the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government on on both the 2015 and 2018 Design Standards for New Apartments. As the economic context for housing continues to evolve, we are developing quality housing models for the build to let market, student housing, and shared living environments.
O’Mahony Pike Architects are actively involved in the promotion and development of the housing sector, and are represented on the RIAI Housing Committee, the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government / RIAI Joint Housing Committee, the Urban Design Forum, IBEC and Property Industry Ireland BC(A)R, Technical and Construction Issues committees and the CIC Ireland Housing Advisory Group.