"Out of the Box" is an expression that describes open-minded, creative thinking.
This captures the essence and inspiration of certain projects & initiatives in which we’re currently involved, along with some others that may catch the eye: there are no boundaries!
‘Creating harmonious communities, that enable people to live their best lives’
Where work life meets home life. Where technology meets nature. Where mountains meet the sea. Where you can get away from it all but stay completely connected. A place that creates seamless harmony. A place to be proud of. A place to thrive. A place to call home.
Quintain aims to set a new standard for liveability in Ireland by creating a resident-focused suburb, where all daily needs are a walkable distance. The launch presents the Masterplan for the development and when complete, Cherrywood Village will comprise over 1,300 homes, two public parks and over 50,000 sq ft of retail and civic amenities in the village centre. There will also be primary and post primary schools, cycle and walking tracks and extensive green open spaces throughout the area.
studio | dsq collaborated with Outset, Crowley Models, Oakstein & the client team on the creation of the Marketing Suite for the Cherrywood Village development; working in conjunction with architects O’Mahony Pike, Urban Agency, Fletcher Priest & Grant Associates to realise the vision.
EXPERTS IN DEVELOPMENT
The growing need for improved standards and the increased demand for new residential accommodation, puts both a focus on creating the right urban framework but also an emphasis on getting the best professional teams in place, in order to deliver commercially viable, sustainable solutions.
studio | dsq has honed our expertise within the residential sector over recent years, having worked collaboratively with a number of renowned investors and developers including: Cairn Homes, Carysfort/Angelo Gordon, Hudson Advisors, Quintain and D|RES Properties along with a selection of Private Clients. These relationships have helped to provide valuable insight and an understanding of market trends, with our collective team possessing an in-depth knowledge of best practice, across new build, regeneration and renovation projects.
As Architects and Designers, we advise on effective design and engineered solutions, which meet consumer demand and that create properties in which people want to live. Key factors being size, unit mix, configuration and adaptability in order to achieve a high quality of design and an appropriate standard of accommodation. A recent initiative has seen the creation and publication of a Design & Specification Manual, produced in conjunction with D|RES Properties and intended to assist their consultant/contract teams in successfully implementing a suitable level of specification, as part of new build residential developments. The purpose being to inform the design & cost estimate stage of an overall housing development; ensuring that critical aspects, including both the external and interior specification are considered at an early stage of a project.
studio | dsq’s experience in residential development covers initial consultancy, feasibility & master-planning; through to planning submission, statutory compliance and a full Architectural | Design service.
Studio dsq worked alongside Amaris Hospitality on the upgrade & refurbishment of an existing 1980’s building on Brighton’s legendary sea front.
Rebranded as a Jurys Inn, the Hotel has undergone a substantial reconfiguration, where a reconciliation of levels has been designed to assist circulation, movement & accessibility.
An impressive, light sculpture provides a contemporary art installation that achieves a balance in terms of scale & proportion to the vast atrium; a challenging space, more akin to the film set of ‘Moonraker or Star Wars’ as opposed to a hotel lobby/lounge. Conceived as a centre piece and a new focal point, the sculpture has been sensitively created, so not to distract from the existing composition of sea views & Brighton Beach.
Although, vast in area the interior is defined by a series of contrasting spaces offering flexibility and choice to both guests & visitors, as well as providing flexibility from an operational perspective throughout the course of the day. An island counter creates a new destination - café by day/bar by night encouraging guests to dwell or indulge in hotel as part of a more integrated F&B experience.
The variety & options in terms of seating helps to differentiate the experience, whether it be for business, pleasure or leisure. A concealed buffet enables the restaurant to function effectively and is discreetly tucked away once the hustle & bustle of breakfast has finished.
Although, significant in scale the environment generates a warmth & tactile atmosphere, largely inspired by the pebbled beach and the hotel’s proximity to the sea. The careful selection of materials and finishes provides an appropriate element of contrast with draped curtains & dimmable lighting setting the mood for later in the day.
Furnishings, artwork & accessories localise your surroundings and create a sense of place in what is undoubtedly a prominent & popular location.
ARCHITECTS IN RESIDENCE
The studio is currently engaged in key projects where private clients have invited us to assist in the creation of a select number of new residences. Demanding a fresh approach, the challenge of helping to cultivate a ‘home’ is a rewarding experience and we continue to explore the use of new materials, techniques and technologies in order to develop both solutions and spaces, for the benefit of all.
A conceptual approach to an inspiring opportunity, working alongside our partners 1751 ….
Feasibility and Conceptual development for the extension and remodelling of an existing Georgian House to create a new family home, in an establsihed neighbourhood within easy reach of the city centre. The proposed scheme has been designed in keeping with the traditional style and proportion of the property; new accommodation incorporating 4 bedrooms, four bathrooms, designated living space and an open kitchen/dining area with easy access to external patio and mature, landscaped garden.