New Build Mews House In An Architectural Conservation Area
The brief was to create a light filled contemporary two bedroom two storey
detached mews house that capitalised on its North - South orientation and
views of the Grand Canal.
Located in an Architectural Conservation Area, the tight urban site, formally a stables, is located to and originally part of the rear garden of a protected structure on Dartmouth Square North and is accessed off a narrow mews lane running parallel to the Grand Canal.
The main challenge with this project was complying with Dublin City Councils very restrictive requirements & conditions for this particular Architectural Conservation Area whilst using contemporary language and ideas that complemented the adjoining period properties but did not imitate or copy any of the precedents already established on the street.
The bedrooms and bathrooms are located on the ground floor with the open plan living areas on the first floor so as to maximise the potential living space floor area and take advantage of its dual aspect to create a long term flexible high quality living space.
The entrance, through a full height glazed door, in the required off street carport, immediately allows South light in and a direct view out to the garden with the resin floor which runs throughout the entrance level and finishes flush with the external terrace, reflecting the South light throughout.
Upon entering, the full height glazing of the hallway immediately draws you up the roof lit stairs, the location & design of which links the living spaces on the upper floor directly with the rear garden, into the dual aspect open plan kitchen dining living space with access to the more private ground floor accommodation hidden behind a full height sliding door in the hallway.
The kitchen is located to the South with glazing that folds back to completely open up the full width of the rear wall creating a sense of being outside contrasting with the mixture of vertical solid openings and fixed glazing to the North elevation which allows for both views of the Grand Canal and protection from the heavy traffic below.
|Site Area:||117 M2|
|Floor Area of House:||92 M2|
|External Area:||43 M2|