Tara Cooke | Architects

More than bricks and mortar

We create light-filled spaces that are wonderful to be in and function with ease. Making spaces that are inviting, welcoming, full of light, good indoor-outdoor feel, plenty of storage and designed around the way you want them to be…the way you want to live.

View some of our projects.

 

More than bricks and mortar

We create light-filled spaces that are wonderful to be in and function with ease. Making spaces that are inviting, welcoming, full of light, with good indoor-outdoor feel, plenty of storage and designed around the way you want them to be…the way you want to live.

View some of our projects. 

“With both projects in which we hired Tara we found her to be professional and friendly.  Our living space has been completely transformed thanks to her vision incorporating innovative use of light and space…a fantastic space for entertaining family and friends. We would have no hesitation in hiring Tara again in the future.”

Barry and Emma

Portfolio

Projects & Inspiration

Bright New House in Killiney A Rated

Bright New House in Killiney A Rated

Killiney New HouseA beautiful, light-filled family home, BER A Rating.  A modern 3 bedroom house inserted into a corner site set back from the road beside dormer bungalows. Designed around the garden, inside outside feel and great flow throughout. The original brief...

Period House Dalkey

Period House Dalkey

Repairs, Alterarations and Extension to a Family Home in an Area of Residential Conservation

Glenageary Extension

Glenageary Extension

Glenageary ExtensionThe brief for this project was to replace an existing extension of very poor construction that was generally very cold and unattractive to the back, similarly miserable side passage enclosure with a new modern, bright, well insulated kitchen-dining...

Protected Structure House Dun Laoghaire

Protected Structure House Dun Laoghaire

Protected Structure 1 Dun LaoghaireGlass extension & new layout at basement level to improve insulation, storage, daylighting, flow & connection with the garden in a house where the basement is used on a day to day basis for family cooking, eating, relaxing...

Foxrock Extension 1

Foxrock Extension 1

Foxrock Extension Kitchen - Dining with Window Seat, long roof light, large hardwood sliders/windows & discreet but plentiful built in storage, lots of natural light and great connection with the gardenThe brief for this project was to create a kitchen dining room...

D7 Derelict to Home & Garden Office

D7 Derelict to Home & Garden Office

D7 Period HousePeriod house in an area of architectural conservation – Derelict to home with studio. Repairs, Extension, Alterations & New BuildWhen we first saw this house it had not been occupied in a long time and was in very poor condition. The roof was...

“Getting Tara involved was one of the best decisions we made in our house extension project. Tara was very easy to work with throughout and her designs were of very high quality. She had a strong working realationship with our builder and engineer which helped make things quite efficient. We started with a dated 1950s house and ended with a modern, bright, warm and well-designed house”

Sean and Angela

Joyful spaces

Letting the
light in

HOW WE WORK

In all projects we start with a conversation. To serve our clients best, we make it our priority to fully understand their project vision and ideas. 

In all projects we seek to let the light in and create spaces that are wonderful and practical to be in.

In all projects we seek to create lasting quality. We don’t follow superficial trends. We design for energy efficiency, flow and flexiblity to support you as the family or business grows.

 

 Get The Clarity You Need to Get Started

What would you like to do?

What do you hope to achieve? What are the needs and wish list items for your project?

Do you have any special goals in mind? What challenges are you facing with the property right now?

Do you have questions about budgets, timings, and the process?

Do you know that what you have isn't working for you and feel stuck when it comes to where to start?

Let’s talk about it all. Because the more we understand you, the better we can tailor the design around you and your needs.