Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) commend Percy Lane Mews in Best Housing category at recent awards

A cutting edge residential development, between ODOS Architects & Oakmount construction has been commended in the Best Housing category at this year’s RIAI Awards. The Percy Lane Mews are undoubtedly at the cutting edge of residential modern architecture, providing the benchmark for city-living as we know it today. Showcasing urban design at its best, it is clear to see how they have gained recognition from the RIAI. On the 18th of June 2015, The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) announced the winners of the RIAI awards. Of the 120 building projects entered for this year’s awards, the jury selected 17 Award Winners, 11 Highly Commended and 14 Commended Awards, which were all presented to the architects at a ceremony in Wood Quay, Dublin City Council offices. Percy Lane Mews which was designed by ODOS Architects with Oakmount as the developers was commended in the Best Housing Category. In February 2015, Dublin’s residential property sector saw the launch of an exciting property development in the heart of Dublin 4. Developed by Oakmount and designed by world renowned ODOS Architects, situated adjacent to the Royal Canal, Ballsbridge, in prime real estate, the Percy Lane Townhouses have since attracted the attention of the international property scene. The black zinc, curved hat building with stone gables contains three dwellings, each 154 sq. metres complete with three bedrooms. The three storey properties were rolled out to the market in earlier in the year by residential, property consultancy Knight Frank.

Ali Grehan, Chairperson of the judging panel, said, “The jury were pleased with the broad range of submissions that were received this year. It is gratifying to see that Irish architects are continuing to produce quality world class buildings and the level of public interest is still growing as we can see from the strong response to the Public Choice Award.”

The design features of the three dwellings have been strategically planned to maximise light and space and benefit from a very carefully considered palette of complementary colours and materials. The stand out feature of the stunning architecture is the internal concrete stairwell with a timber fin wall that acts not only as a physical connector but also allows natural day-light, reflection and shadow to travel throughout the building uninterrupted. This quality of the interiors, combined with the innovative architectural approach has cemented One Percy Lane as one of the most prestigious property developments in the city.

The mews have a luxurious, modern feel with minimalist design décor throughout. State of the art finishing touches include, frameless windows and shadow gap skirting, replacing traditional methods to create clean lines. The architectural superiority of the development is showcased through the bespoke fittings with custom made joineries and doorways. Providing a masterclass in design, the contemporary homes have the latest in renewable energy systems, using a standalone photovoltaic power system that is temperature controlled, with underfloor heating and a heat recovery ventilation system.

The Percy Lane Mews have undoubtedly set the benchmark for modern day city-living as we know it. Showcasing urban design at its best, these houses have captured the imagination of the RIAI with the level of architectural excellence achieved.