Press / Kevin McCloud's Nr. 1 Grand Designs of All-Time

After 17 Series, 17 years, 160 amazing houses, Kevin McCloud reveals that “Grillagh Water house” as his All-time Nr. 1 Grand Designs House. We are Humbled and So Proud of this achievement and want to thank everyone involved.   


Touring / Italy

Patrick took a trip to Italy, to visit “Castle Aragonese” on the island of Ischia and also to visit the famous “Villa Malaparte”, built in 1938 by the Rationalist architect Adalberto Libera in Punta Massullo on the Isle of Capri, which is considered to be one of the best examples of Modern Italian architecture.


Press / Ask An Architect 2018

WELCOME IN and “Ask An Architect!” Have you any up & coming projects? why not have a chat with our award winning team, all while raising money for Visit the link, find our profile + book your slot now! [thanks to everyone who has already booked their slot]


Press / RTE Home of the Year

Patrick is now one of the ‘expert judges’ on the TV series “RTE Home of the Year 2018!”


Awards / RICS Awards Shortlist 2018

We are delighted to announce that our “Deerpark cottage” has been shortlisted for 2 awards in the RICS Awards 2018A, Building Conservation and Residential categories. massive credit to the client for saving this iconic building!


Life / View in the Morning

The view on a cold snowy morning overlooking the beautiful Grillagh river and historic Drumlamph Wood from the master bedroom in the Grillagh Water house.


Design / Co. Donegal Renovation & Extension

An incredible old dwelling dating back c.1800 with beautiful views across the Lough Foyle, gets a complete renovation with a contemporary extension with twist, both the old and new respect each other’s architectural periods and styles. 


Site Visit / Co. Donegal. Ireland

We carried out our site analysis today at a new site in County Donegal, that is situated in a breathing taking landscape.  


Site Visit / Mellon's Cottage

The before and after photos of our Beautifully restored “Listed Thatch Cottage”.


Press / Celebrity Home Of the Year 2018

Patrick teamed up with RTE to be a key member of the judging panel on “Celebrity Home Of the Year”, acting as the expert architect. The show visited five celebrity homes to decide on the winner for Celebrity Home Of the Year 2018. 


Life / Merry Christmas & Happy New

We’d like to wish All our Clients “A Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”.


Life / Grillagh Water House In the Snow

While the snow covers us all, it was a great time to grab a photo of the "Grillagh Water House". 


Architectural Visits / Newport Street Gallery

A stroll around London to the “Newport Street Gallery” designed “Caruso St John Architects”’ the RIBA Stirling Prize 2016 winner, is a beautiful collection of Old and New buildings which exhibit’s the work of Damien Hirst's and quick stop off the RIBA headquarters for morning coffee.


Touring / South Africa

Patrick took a trip to South Africa, where it is has some of the most beautiful rural landscapes in the world and amazing vernacular architecture. 


Site Visit / Deerpark Cottage

The completion of Deerpark Cottage has been long anticipated with the local people. Here are Photos 1910, 2013 & 2017, its back to its form beauty. 


Touring / Gdansk Airport

Terminal Gdansk Lech Wałęsa Airport, Poland has a dynamic external roof canopy with a playful effect on light and shadows on a dark summers night. Internally, the form has an undulating reversed pyramid structure which considered the users experience. 


Site Visit / Ireland

Whilst travelling to sites at the bottom of Ireland, an old redundant railway bridge reveals itself in the most dramatic location over a large river. This could be make for a beautiful project.   


Site Visit / Co. Cork - Old Sweet Shop

Possibly the oldest functioning sweet shop in Ireland located in rural west Cork. 


Site Visit / Co. Cork

The locality of Co. Cork produces fine photographs of the rugged coastline. The local people can enjoy their time on the sea and inlets on a beautiful crisp summer day. It was a pity we had work to do, but what a site!


Architectural Visits / London

The temporary exhibition at the Design Museum London was curated by Lord Norman Foster to explore the creativity of Cartier watches and design. 


Architectural Visits / London

Nice day out to appreciate the prestigious Serpentine Gallery 2017 designed by Diébédo Francis Kéré.


Press / Ulster Tatler

An insight into Patrick Bradley’s architectural background and interest in the Ulster Tatler magazine. 


Design / Lego

When all else fails for massing of containers, take out the Lego and hey presto! 


Architectural Visits / Tate Modern

The new 10 storey extension, called the Switch House, to the Tate Modern sits to the rear of the impressive existing structure both designed be Herzog de Meuron. New indoor bridges feature on the first and fourth floors connecting the spaces with the new and existing. 


Site Visit / Coleraine

On a recent survey to an existing listed building, three ornamental faces try their hand at taunting the visitors.  


Architectural Visits / National Theatre

A journey along the South Bank of the Thames presented one of London best known brutalist buildings, the National Theatre designed by Denys Lasdun in 1976. The layered shuttered concrete has a presence on street level that is like no other.


Press / Ask an Architect

Each year the Royal Society of Ulster Architects donate their time to the Jill Todd Trust, a worthy cancer research charity. Patrick Bradley Architects will once again be volunteering their time for a donation made by the public for a consultation. 


Press / The Resident Magazine, Chelsea

Give this a read to find out ‘How Patrick Bradley became Grand Designs’ most popular Architect’.


Architectural Visits / Zaha Hadid; Serpentine Sackler Gallery

The Serpentine presented an exhibition of paintings and the rarely seen drawings of the pioneering and visionary Architect Zaha Hadid. This exhibition took place in the Serpentine Sackler Gallery which was one of Zaha’s first permanent buildings in central London. 


Site Visit / Deerpark Cottage

On site Progress. One of the rarest trades in action at our listed thatched cottage in Bellaghy, Co. Derry.


Architectural Visits / Giants Causeway Visitor Centre

The stone mullions surrounding this visitor centre by Irish firm Heneghan Peng Architects imitate the towering basalt columns of the volcanically formed Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland’s most popular tourist attraction.

Look’s even more majestic in the wintering sunset. 


Press / Snøhetta

The RSUA hold annual public lectures featuring work of significant international figures who influence contemporary architecture practice – this year’s selection was Snøhetta, which did not disappoint. 


Press / Architecture Night 2016

The RSUA took over the recently decommissioned Belfast Telegraph Print Works on Royal Avenue for this unique event which brings a night of architectural celebration to NI. It was great catching up with my Grand Design’s pal, Kevin McCloud. Patrick invited Kevin onto the stage to receive his award.


Life / Hot Air Balloon

Chilling in the container house at the weekend and all of a sudden, a local hot air balloon aeronaut landed in the field in front of my house inviting me to take a trip over the green fields of Ireland…I couldn’t say no!


Press / The RSUA Design Awards 2016

The RSUA awards are executed every 2 years recognising the architecture and built environment across Northern Ireland. Patrick Bradley Architects were awarded the winner of ‘Best Single House or Extension over £100,000’. Patrick Bradley Architects were also short listed for the ‘Liam McCormick Prize for Building of the Year’.   

Patrick photographed with his very proud parents.


Life / Snow Patrol signed guitar

A recent charity event saw Mr Patrick Bradley the proud highest bidder on a signed Snow Patrol guitar all in aid of ending homelessness in conjunction with the Simon Community. 


Site Visit / Inishfree Island

Inishfree island is land located in the Termon Peninsula located on the west coast of Co. Donegal. Patrick Bradley Architects were commissioned to undertake a design to extend an old dwelling that was completely off grid and was owned by 2 fishermen. The site even has its own private beach!


Press / Dezeen

Dezeen’s 10 biggest architecture and design stories of 2015

Patrick Bradley Architects were named in this highly reputable publication, Dezeen. Among the other 10 listed stories was Kanye West’s fashion collection, driverless cars and a drip free umbrella!


Architectural Visits / Château La Coste

Not just your typical vineyard but the ultimate chic exclusive art and architecture escape in the world. The site boasts a plethora of buildings and sculptures by well known artists and architects including Tadao Ando, Louise Bourheois and Frank Gehry to name a few. Patrick got a personal invite from the owner and tour around the whole Château.


Press / GQ

Patrick Bradley Architects proud to be named in the Architects section beside one of the Best-Known Architects in the world, ‘Herzog de Meuron’ in the GQ Magazine November 2015 edition. What an achievement.


Press / Grand Designs Live Exhibition

Patrick and George Clarke having a discussion on stage about architecture and the Grillagh Water house container home that aired on Channel 4 Grand Designs in September 2014.  


Press / The Alan King Award 2015

Patrick Bradley Architects are the Winners of The Alan King Award 2015 at the award ceremony in the Savoy, London. The first time the Award has been awarded to an Architectural Practice in Northern Ireland.


Press / House of the Year

Grillagh House is now being featured in another show by Channel 4 – House of the Year. The crew intimately film Patrick with his sisters and his nephew at his house. Patrick and Kevin also had discussions about the Grillagh water house. 


Press / Grand Designs BAFTA

Grand Designs production team won their first ever BAFTA at the awards ceremony in 2015. It was their Grillagh Water house episode that aired that night in the winning of this award. Kudos to the production team.


Press / Grand Designs Live

Patrick and Kevin McCloud in deep discussions about architecture and the Grillagh Water House that appeared on Channel 4 Grand Designs in September 2014.