In this brand new four part original series for RTÉ One, presented by Hugh Wallace, we will see four innovative architects, paired with four first time bungalow homeowners, who are desperately seeking a solution to their dark, damp and dated homes.
The Irish bungalow; an iconic affordable housing solution that quickly became a quintessential Irish phenomenon.
They first jumped out onto our landscape in the 1970's as a series of easy to follow design catalogues flooded the country and became the peoples’ housing solution, allowing a new generation of families to build their own homes for the first time.
The simple structures became an integral part of Ireland’s architectural DNA and are now dotted around every inch of our countryside. While many have fallen out of love with the humble bungalow for some they are an opportunity to, yet again, create a better life.
In this brand new four part original series for RTÉ One, we will see four innovative architects, paired with four first time bungalow homeowners, who are desperately seeking a solution to their dark, damp and dated homes.
Under the watchful eye of presenter Hugh Wallace, our four celebrated architectural practices will redesign these humble bungalows and reimagine them into beautiful bespoke homes, fit for the way we want to live today. The series will showcase not only the transformative effect good architecture can have on our lives but also on our landscape.
With four bungalows to play with across the series, each episode will concentrate on the trials and tribulations of one bungalow, its owners and their architect as between them they strive to create their own perfectly formed Bungalow Bliss.
My Bungalow Bliss is Proudly sponsored by Electric Ireland Superhomes.
Episode 1 – Galway
Niki and Davin have purchased a monster of a bungalow that is cold, dark and warren-like, having been extended carelessly multiple times over the decades by the previous owners. Davin and Niki love the minimalist aesthetic and want a bright, open plan home that is light, airy and with good air quality. Their architects are Nicola and Grainne from Studio Red known for their exceptional eyes for detail, and their eco- friendly bespoke designs.
Niki and Davin
Nicola and Grainne from Studio Red
Ep 1 - Galway Supplier's list