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

Dun Laoghaire  Accessible Home

Dun Laoghaire Accessible Home

Dun Laoghaire Complete transformation of a dormer bungalow to provide a bright fully wheelchair accessible home that maximizes on light & inside-outside feel with separate accomodation for a carer.This project involved complete renewal and replanning of the house...

Booterstown Extension | Alterations

Booterstown Extension | Alterations

Booterstown Small Extension & New Layout to improve the Sense of Space and Flow with Glamourous New Bathrooms & Kitchen This project was all about making an existing house work better and feel more fluid.  Enriching the existing.  The simple move of replacing...

Stillorgan Semi-D Extend Transform

Stillorgan Semi-D Extend Transform

Stillorgan Complete transformation of a semi-detached with a large 2 storey side extension and single storey extension to the rear, new porch. Insulation Retrofit Works.When the clients bought this house the ground floor was dominated by a large and miserable...

D6 Protected Structure

D6 Protected Structure

D6 Listed HouseReturning a protected structure that was in bedsits to its former glory for use as a Family Home where the whole house is in Daily Use.  Conservation Repairs and making adjustments so that the house suits modern family living and facilitates working...

Easton Mews A Rated Housing 2007

Easton Mews A Rated Housing 2007

Easton Mews2007 BER A Energy Efficient Housing SchemeWe were delighted to assist architect, Jay Stuart, during the construction phase of this housing scheme which consisted of 27 affordable houses which achieved a Building Energy Rating (BER) Level of A when they were...

D7 Derelict to Artist’s House

D7 Derelict to Artist’s House

D7 House RescueReplan & Extend to Suit Client's Long Term Needs with Careful Breathable Insulation Retrofit & Demand Controlled Ventilation.  Each floor planned to function separately for different uses: on the top floor there is a studio /office space, the...

“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.