Architecture and Renovation: There’s beauty in the basement

Una McQuillan: What happens if you can’t develop upwards, or you can’t develop outwards? You go down

23rd December, 2014
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Potential clients recently approached me asking how they could achieve more space and light in a two-storey inner city dwelling that they were planning to build.

Planning restrictions meant that they could not build more than two levels, but they knew that there must be other options. I had built my own house 14 years ago in Dublin and due to dramatically rising house prices I, too, faced the same dilemma.

These clients had heard that...

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