"We worked with David on an extension to the rear of our house, in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. David was a pleasure to work with throughout the project. He has a fantastic eye for detail, and we were absolutely delighted with how things turned out."
In this project, a typical 1950s semi-detached house with a stark Northerly aspect to the rear is refurbished and extended.
Large rooflights have been positioned so as to align with the functions of the home below. The length of these lightwells allow for the rear of the house to benefit from Southerly light in the afternoon. Dropped plaster bulkheads to either side of the interior means that the space is lit by reflected, rather than direct daylight providing the interior with varying daylight throughout the day.
The exterior is finished with brick and pebbledash in common with the front elevation of the house. To try to bed the extension into its surroundings, a brick plinth incorporates a raised planter outside the kitchen window containing a small chef's garden planted with herbs and spices, which will in time bring the garden within arm's reach.
"From an Aldi store in Terenure to Humewood Castle in Co Wicklow, and from England to Peru, a total of 52 projects have been included on this year’s RIAI Irish Architecture Awards shortlist...Generous glazing, clever use of timber, warm brick, some strong, solid forms and cool concrete are major themes on the shortlist.The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on June 24th."
The Ideal Homes Show 2017
"We were delighted that one of our projects was featured as the backdrop to the RIAI main stage at the Ideal Homes Show. The stage featured a series of presentations by leading architects over a three day period."
The project is included in a feature on the Irish Architecture Awards.
"How do you trasnform a 1950s Booterstown semi? You get David Flynn on the case. To counteract a dark Northerly aspect, Flynn installed large roof lights. The space is lit by reflected light rather than direct sunlight thanks to dropped plaster bulkheads inside."
Exhibition in Dublin Castle
The project is included in the exhibition on winners in the Architectural Association of Ireland annual awards at the Coach House in Dublin Castle.
The project is featured on the 'Archello' website in the Netherlands.
Project featured by Houzz
"Breakfast in this contemporary with an industrial twist would be very welcomed!"
Feature in Irish Kitchens magazine
"The finished result is a room where each area has been carefully considered and everything has its place."