RESIDENTIAL

MONKSTOWN

Copper Clad Addition & Transformation Of A 19th Century Former Gate Lodge

Location:Monkstown South County Dublin

Status:Completed 2006


Client:Private

This project is for the refurbishment and extension of an 1870’s single storey gardener’s cottage. While the works involved the complete refurbishment of the existing house, the focus of the intervention lay in the extension and its relationship with the existing house and garden.

The core of the clients’ brief was to transform the dark internal layout and provide distinct and spacious living areas with a connection to the west facing side garden, which was largely ignored by the existing house.

The entrance porch and a chimney stack were removed and two small rooms at the garden end opened up and lowered to provide a living area.

The extension is positioned to maximise the potential of the site and the existing house in terms of the orientation, garden, privacy and rationalisation of the internal layout. It contains a new kitchen and dining area and is connected to the existing house through a timber clad glazed link with sliding screens creating a flexible open plan living space. This link sits unobtrusively underneath the roof of the existing house, provides a new entrance, circulation area and connection to the garden.

The entrance area is lowered to provide for higher floor to ceiling levels in contrast to the existing house. The stone floor is carried through from the exterior to the interior and out again in a continuous plane to form a new external terrace to emphasize the sequence of entrance, hallway, living space, terrace and garden beyond. The stone is also continued throughout the circulation areas in the existing house strengthening the connection of the new and old.


Site Area:600 M2
Floor Area of Existing House:128 M2
Floor Area of Extension:53 M2
Total Floor Area of House:181 M2

PRESS

SUMMER 2005
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JULY / AUGUST 2005
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DECEMBER 2005
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AUGUST 2010
Sunday Times Home Supplement

APRIL 2013
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APRIL 2014
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AWARDS

2004 AAI ARCHITECTURE ASSOCIATION IRELAND AWARDS
Selected for Exhibition

2004 RIAI IRISH ARCHITECTURE AWARDS
Selected for Exhibition

2005 THE EUROPEAN COPPER IN ARCHITECTURE AWARDS LONDON
Shortlisted

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