Mein Ziegelhaus 2015 – Wall Building Material for a Rough Island Climate

Mein Ziegelhaus 2015

On the Aran Islands on the west coast of Ireland an energy-efficient family house was constructed which withstands the harsh conditions and creates a healthy interior living environment. Responsible is for this is mainly the wall-building material that was used.

Inisheer is one of the Aran Islands and is a small island west of the Irish mainland. Idyllic conditions prevail here but at the same time so do harsh weather conditions. Living and housing conditions have to be therefore adapted perfectly. The architect Patti O’Neill addressed these challenges in the planning of a new and modern single-family home on the island.
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RIAl Annual Review 2011/2012 – Zero Waste

Zero-Waste RIAI- nnual- eview 2011

In this project we applied a Zero Waste concept. The idea originates from efforts to reduce defects in the Japanese manufacturing industry. They force attention onto the whole life-cycle of products, which encompasses design, waste reduction, reuse and recycling. We sought to translate this approach by specifying natural. recycled and recyclable materials for this house extension.

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Placing Architecture Landscape + Art = Architecture

Placing Architecture

This book, ‘Placing Architecture’ sets a new direction for architecture which changes the way we live with our environment. It is an intuitively-led methodology useful to students, architects, landscape architects, designers and artists in achieving more connectivity to our immediate surroundings and here and now.

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Plan Magazine May/June 2013 – House On The Curve

Plan Magazine Summer 2013 House On The Curve

Patti O’Neill of O’Neill Architecture talks about how the Nenagh-based practice focuses on connecting the interior of a building with the exterior. We help our clients take full advantage of their entire site, its environment and orientation. This naturally leads to energy conscious and sustainable design solutions. Indoor and outdoor spaces blend together to create a comprehensive development that fits easily with its natural surroundings and the client’s needs.

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Plan Magazine Jan/Feb 2013 – From Nenagh to Düsseldorf

From Nenagh to Dusseldorf

Recession has a devastating effect on large architectural firms – not always so with the smaller practises. The O’Neill Consulting partnership is an example of a firm that has survived recessions by staying small and mobile. ONC was born in Dusseldorf in the early 1990s as the offspring of an existing working team of husband and wife, Don O’Neill architect and Dr. Barbara Stelzer-O’Neill economist. They had previously worked in Ireland, the UK and America in architecture and on company and corporate investment analysis, each for different employers.

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International Selection, CI Magazine – It’s All In The Method

It's All In The Method

As the inexorable rise of sustainable building technology and materials continues apace there is a growing argument that much of architecture still reflects our unsustainable recent past.

Must sustainable architecture shift away from 20th century aesthetics, leaving behind the oil and resource-fuelled optimism of modernism? Must sustainable architecture not only address but express the threats posed by climate change and resource scarcity? Architects Patt O’Neill and Sharon O’Brien describe the influences and the methodology that underpin their visions of environmentally orientated architecture.

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Limerick Chronicle, June 2011 – Local Buildings In Awards Shortlist


A house in Limerick city, which was redesigned by architect Patti O’Neill, has been shortlisted for a prestigious award from the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland.

TWO architecture projects in Limerick are among 38 projects shortlisted for this year’s Irish Architecture Awards.

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) have put two Limerick projects on the list – the €2m redeveloped Milk Market in the city and a ‘zero waste’ house in the city.

The latter was the creation of Nenagh based O’Neill Architecture, who used recycled products in the
design of the house, specifically to create an exterior courtyard reaching into the garden.

“This allowed light into a dark and dreary room and resulted in lower heating bills for the client,”

said the RIAI.

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Construct Ireland Magazine, March 2011 – Zero Waste Extension, County Limerick

Zero waste extension, County Limerick

Architect Patti O’Neill’s house extension in Limerick city expresses a design philosophy centred on zero waste. She has taken a range of natural, low embodied energy materials and created a living space that blends smoothly into the suburban landscape. Careful modelling and minute attention to form, orientation and layout make optimum use of solar gain, thereby reducing reliance on renewables to generate heat.

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