Case Studies

RKD Interiors

Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Details

RKD Interiors is a market leading interior architecture firm based in Dublin.  The team, led by Justin Treacy, consists of the very best in creative Architects and Interior Designers who work collaboratively with the in-house support team of Designers, Technicians & CAD / BIM Coordinators and the wider resource and expertise of RKD Architects.  At the core of their philosophy is a practical and pragmatic approach to delivering the best environments for the most appropriate capital outlay.  Having worked with RKD Interiors on numerous occasions in the past, we were aware of the exacting standards that were expected from the outset on this collaboration.

The project was pitched as a real shop window fitout to showcase RKD’s standard and design capability to prospective visiting RKD Clients and we approached the project like any other: to deliver best in market product with zero defects at handover.  Covering 6,000 sq ft over 3 floors, the work scope comprised of inspirational studios to the 1st and 2nd floors, with areas designated for collaboration and huddle meetings allowing the designers to get creative with a bespoke staff café, meeting rooms and social spaces based on the Ground Floor.

The overall brief was to produce a comfortable, modern and above all functional workspace with a professional design that exceeds expectations even in an area such as Baggot St. where high end eateries and businesses are the norm.  One of the key features, as part of RKD interiors on-going commitment to a greener work environment, was to provide ample, secure bike storage for staff.  Not only has this been achieved but it has also become a real design focal point, which upon entry sets a modern and progressive tone.  Other features include the herringbone flooring which seamlessly combines durability with design, the increasingly popular crittal glazing and bespoke joinery throughout. In addition, you will find numerous design touches, as you would expect of an RKD interiors design, such as the exposed swag cabling to the lights in the cafe to give the illusion of extra height, the plywood routered RKD logo at entry with integrated shelving and the comfortable lounge located midway through the ground floor.

The project was delivered in 5 weeks following a 1-week pre-construction and mobilisation period.

Size

600m2 over 3 floors

Timescale

1-Week pre-construction
5-Weeks on-site

Features

  • Bespoke feature joinery and glazed partition packages
  • Numerous floor finishes running seamlessly throughout
  • Staff “Cafe”
  • Internal, secure bike park
  • 2 floors of bright, modern studio space
  • M&E and IT upgrades throughout
  • Turnkey furniture package

Liat Greenhot

RKD Interiors

Working with Sonica was a great experience. We would like to thank the team for delivering for such demanding taskmasters, for working with us to realise and achieve our design in a very tight timeframe, and for making the whole delivery process a thoroughly enjoyable and fun experience for us all.

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