Regenerative systems Designer

Alex O'Brien


I was born and raised in Cork, in the Republic of Ireland. Having been trained in Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Ceramics, Furniture Design and Sustainable building, my portfolio has quite a variety of work.

Much of the more artistic work I have completed is about spaces, reflections and natural beauty. These themes carry through to my larger designs and commissions, with my focus on natural building techniques and use of recycled materials to create beautiful spaces and objects inpired by nature.

  • Alex O'Brien
  • alex.o.brien1
  • @alexobriendesigns
  • alexobriendesigns(at)gmail(dot)com
  • alex.c.j.o.brien

What I do?


Combining appropriate technology and natural/upcycled materials, we can design a space around you, for you, to meet your needs. No project too big or small.


Bespoke education about your place, in your space, at your pace. Teaching you what you need to know to live a life more in tune with nature.


Clear concise advice based on over 10 years of experience in the field. From design, to staging, to execution. I'll be right there to troubleshoot and plan every step.

Recent work

  • birds eye view
  • a peek inside
  • through the front door
  • SE view
  • SE sectioned view
  • designing the tables
  • set up
  • no raincoat
  • community engagement
  • in all its glory
  • where we started
  • laying out
  • workshop morning one
  • end of day one
  • workshop morning two
  • end of day two
  • floorplan
  • SE view
  • South and North elevations
  • West and East elevations
  • Birds eye view
  • Final day

Sketches / Ideas


What's your story? Get in touch

Always available for freelancing if the right project comes along. Feel free to contact me.

  • Castlemartyr, Co. Cork, Rep. of Ireland.
  • alexobriendesigns(at)gmail(dot)com
  • +353 87 793 (nine)361

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