New Appreciating Art – Visual Studies for Leaving Certificate compiled by Áine Ni Charthaigh & Aidan O’Sullivan, publishers Gill Education has featured O’Neill Architecture in the Content Area 3 – Today’s World, Unit 16 ‘Art & the Environment’ alongside famous land artists Richard Long, Alva Gallagher as well as photographer Dara McGrath.

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  • This practice applies an artistic methodology to architecture and works closely with the actual landscape
  • Its fundamental aim is to connect the interior and exterior of a building
    Connecting it in this way to its natural surroundings stimulates environmental awareness
  • The same principles are continued in the construction with the use of breathable wall systems in timber frame or masonry, and the selection of natural, nontoxic materials
    Surrounded by wild ocean views, this three-bedroom house on Inis Oirr, one of the Aran Islands, encapsulates the beauty of the rugged landscape
  • The home was featured at the BAU in Munich, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems in 2015
  • O’Neill Architecture was founded in 2009 by Patti O’Neill
  • She studied architecture between 1989 and 1995 at the Academy of Fine Arts, Stuttgart, Germany
  • After graduating she received state grants and funding to pursue her own philosophy of architecture
  • She developed a method of architecture where the natural environment is part of the initial design process
  • This is recorded in her book, Placing Architecture: Landscape + Art = Architecture
    She lives in a thatched cottage with an apple orchard and her animals near the shores of Lough Derg in County Tipperary
  • Her cottage, was recognised as a labour of love on the first season of ‘Home of the Year’ on RTÉ TV in 2015

O’Neill Architecture
Examine Patti O Neill’s Healthy Flowing Homes approach, which is about bringing the user experience to the fore and getting an intuitive flow of the connecting space.

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