abgc architecture
architecture & design


Marlborough Road

Architecture, interior and landscape design by abgc with planting design assistance from our good friend Helen Dillon.

1840 Strand Road

Refurbishment of 1840’s seafront villa. New green technology is carefully integrated into with the original fabric, maintaining the character of the original dwelling while providing a modern and sustainable home.

RPC Fit Out

5 week programme to turn around the refurbishment of this existing mid floor unit sandwiched between existing shops and offices.


The interior fit-out for this long established Rathmines retailer is focused on customer experience, streamlining shop display and providing smart bespoke furniture which included a concrete customer counter and a mini display workshop.

Trees House

A simple cedar extension adds accommodation on ground floor, and re-orients an existing first floor bedroom to take in the stunning setting of an existing stone cottage.


Menswear store Nowhere is located at 64 Aungier Street, the oldest merchant street in Dublin. The store design takes the essential fixtures of a clothes store and reimagines them as the structure of the narrative which is the store’s identity; the discourse of masculinity and the culture of clothes.

Helen Dillon Garden

The pattern of the screen is a distilled version of Mondrian drawing generated using four primary cuts and a Fibonacci sequence of offset cuts.

Split Level Terrace

Salvaged brick extension to a split level home providing additional accommodation and increasing sustainability to a split level mid-terrace home.

Victorian upstairs downstairs

Planning exempt domestic extension with an internal courtyard bringing light into new master bedroom, bathroom and kitchen.

Urbun Café

Passers-by get a full day’s show as the chefs bake bread and cakes and prepare salads, soups and sandwiches in this simply finished unit.

Doll’s Boutique and Bibi’s Café

We designed this Café and Boutique in Dublin 8 for sisters chef Maisha and fashion designer Petria Lenehan.

1923 Blackpitts

A 1923 ex Council house is remodelled creating modern and light filled accommodation for a young professional couple. Elements of the original steel-frame structure are exposed and incorporated into the design.

Vernon Avenue

Conversion of Butchers Shop to Hairdressing Salon in Modernist Terrace of Shops. The conversion, in conjunction with KRP, pushes the ancillary spaces up or out, to create a single flowing space for the salon from front to back.


Until the likes of the Shomera came along prefabrication probably had a fairly rotten (no pun intended) reputation, so we were delighted to be commissioned by a Dublin based photographer who wished to relocate his photography studio to his back garden but was determined not to have his home life interrupted by a lengthy build.