Studies & Research

Through 14 years of architectural practice, Lotts Architecture + Urbanism have maintained a steady flow of published work comprising studies, reports, statements and presentations.

Architectural Conservation Areas

Architectural Conservation Areas

Statements of Character for Architectural Conservation Areas

The Architectural Conservation Area (ACA) aims to identify areas of special character and architectural interest and to preserve that special character. The goal is to provide a framework that will permit a degree of flexibility in terms of design consistent with the maintenance and improvement of the essential character of the ACA. To fulfil this objective all new development in the area of the ACA should be implemented and carried out in accordance with the outlined policies.

Lotts Architecture have been engaged to produce several ACAs throughout Leinster.

Advice Series - Paving

Advice Series - Paving

This study explored the history of paving in the footpaths and carriageways of Dublin city to determine the significance of the surviving surfaces. In consultation with public and private sector stakeholders the Study examined the wide variety of issues which are causing ongoing incremental loss. Building on this and making reference to best practice in other European countries, a best practice manual was created for the protection of this dwindling heritage resource.

The Architecture of Vernacular Irish Farmyards

The Architecture of Vernacular Irish Farmyards

Collaborating with Livia Hurley, Lotts Architecture are currently assembling data for entry in the future publication; ‘Farm Buildings’, the forthcoming Royal Irish Academy publication Art & Architecture of Ireland, Vol IV: ‘Architecture in Ireland 1600-2000’