Closing the book on open-plan living

Two years of living and working at home have honed clients’ understanding of what kind of space they really need in their house

Sinead Bourke and Ciara Murray of Newmark Architects: ‘Priorities have changed’

The upshot of being stuck indoors for homeowners for the past two years has been the evolution of a stark spatial awareness of the space we call home. We have been forced to consider what spaces work, which ones don’t; which are bright, which ones aren’t bright enough and where can we go to enjoy privacy or down time within the home.

For architects like Sinéad Bourke and Ciara Murray, the principals behind Newmark Architects ...