The project involves the re-working of a spec-build home opposite the 1907 Wooden Bridge in Clontarf providing sustainable accommodation for a retired couple while taking advantage of the spectacular setting.
The proposals flipped two elements of the house – the front half of the house flips vertically, providing a ground floor bedroom & first floor “piano nobile” living space, while the stairs flips horizontally, allowing re-organisation of utilities at the core of the home while improving circulation flow & direction.
Two timber fin screens - their language referencing the structure of the Wooden Bridge - help define circulation & screen utilities.
This project was awarded a 'Special Mention' in the AAI Awards 2018. (Architectural Association of Ireland)