Residential Design Specialists

Individually Tailored Homes

We are an award-winning architectural micro-practice specialising in residential projects, including newbuild, reconstruction and significant refurb / extension / transformation of existing. We are currently involved in a small number of projects with construction values ranging from €350,000 up to €1.5m.

The majority of our projects will end up as highly efficient A-rated homes for life.

We have a track record in delivering highly bespoke projects which run smoothly through design, planning and construction stages, many of which have received awards and been widely published.

We use highly detailed 3D Digital models to plan, visualise and clearly communicate from early in the design process to ensure a successful outcome.


Completed Works

Newbuild house

Mount Merrion

A new two-storey house on a steeply sloping site replaces a dilapidated single-storey bungalow. Internally, eight gables shape eight vaulted ceilings to dramatic spaces underneath.

Calculated BER: A2
40.01 kWh/m2/yr
8.73 kgC02/m2/yr


A large two-storey split level house on a steeply sloping site overlooking the city replaces a dilapidated bungalow. This new energy efficient house will use one third of the energy of the old one while providing for modern living.

Completed Summer 2023

Transformation and Extension


Reconstruction of a large three-storey house in a conservation area

Calculated BER: A3
56.04 kWh/m2/yr
10.9 kgC02/m2/yr


This mid-20th century dwelling forms half of a pair of distinct houses in Malahide. This house exhibits a number of fine features which contribute to the special character of the street, but internally the layout is an array of small rooms with winding corridors.

These details are to be retained and the quality and style of the street preserved while the interior rooms are reconfigured into large, bright spaces.
This new layout combines the flow and openness of open- plan with private break-out spaces, ideal for a growing family. Relocating the staircase, allows the new covered porch and hall door to be centred on the impressive front gable elevation, instead of hidden off to the side.
This provides long views through the entrance hall and living space directly out to the mature garden. At the rear, the existing flat roofed extension to the rear is to be rebuilt with a higher ceiling.
Floor-to-ceiling glazed sliders flood the living spaces with evening light, while a high level window and large rooflight capture the first morning rays ensuring the interior is bright throughout the day.

Completed Spring 2023

Current Works

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Phone: +353 (1) 534 3355

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1 Saint James' Terrace,
Clonskeagh Road,
Dublin D06 XK60

David Flynn Architects Limited is a Registered Company in Ireland (No. 567835.) Registered Office: 1 Saint James' Terrace, Clonskeagh Road, Dublin D06 XK60. VAT Registration Number IE3414632CH. The practice is covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance. Registered Architectural Practice with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (No. 13019.) International Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (No. 20004636.) The practice holds accreditations in Conservation (Grade III,) Health & Safety Project Supervisor (Design Stage) and Environmental CPD.

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