Colourtrend Head office, Ceilbridge, Co Kildare.
Pictures to follow.
In 1950, like so many others, Ronan O’Connor left Ireland and went to the USA to find work. Unlike many others, Ronan made it home again. After just a few years he brought home leading-edge paint technology, founded Colourtrend Paints and revolutionised paint forever. Yet Ronan didn’t just want to put paint in Ireland. He wanted to put Ireland in paint. So it’s not surprising that the Colourtrend range grew and grew, to include the elusive colours of the Irish landscape: simple and mysterious, everyday and precious. From the hues of Ireland’s earth and sky and waters, to its wild flora and native fauna. Today you’ll find your perfect colour among the vast and ever-growing range of Colourtrend’s Irish-inspired collections.
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Colourtrend – Adaptive reuse and refurbishment project – MDP were engaged to design a new modern head office in there existing beautiful buildings. A longstanding but increasingly popular practice, adaptive reuse isn’t historic preservation, which seeks to restore a space to its former glory. Instead, adaptive reuse focuses on taking a building that’s past its prime and renovating it for new purposes in line with contemporary technological and social needs. If we want to create more sustainable cities, adaptive reuse is one of the most sound strategies we can implement.
Simply put, a significant portion of a building’s carbon emissions comes from its materials, specifically their fabrication, delivery, assembly, and end-of-life protocols. That embodied carbon, as it’s called, is projected to make up 49% of the total carbon emissions of global new construction between now and 2050, according to Architecture 2030, a nonprofit focused on climate change and the built environment.