DAVID FLYNN
ARCHITECTS
Front elevation

Kildare


The traditional Irish farm house is reimagined in this new home in Kildare. The sweeping roof structure stretches over a double height living space and out towards the dramatic agricultural landscape.

Newbuild: 230m2

Front elevation view
Square plan

This project comprises of square plan beneath a sculptural roof. The roof stretches over a traditional pitched roof profile and bends at the corners to capture sunlight throughout the day and panoramic views of the landscape beyond.

Pockets of external space are carved from the square plan and covered by deep overhangs. These covered porches provide shelter from the elements and an area to leave one's boots after a day on the farm.

Entered from the side, through a deep recessed covered space, a rooflit entrance hall leads to a large open plan kitchen / living / dining space. Here the roof swoops down to create a double height space with floor-to-ceiling glazing, overlooked by a library mezzanine. With glazing on three sides, the space captures sunshine and daylight from morning to evening, and provides dramatic views of the agricultural setting.

Current status: Planning permission granted

Solar orientation diagam
The principal living spaces are arranged to the rear with a South-westerly orientation.

Model View
The form of the house is given by a conventional pitched roof profile which is pulled and folded to the rear in response to solar orientation.

Site plan

Solar orientation diagam
The principal living spaces are arranged to the rear with a South-westerly orientation.

Timber model

Model View
The form of the house is given by a conventional pitched roof profile which is pulled and folded to the rear in response to solar orientation.

Model View
The rear elevation has a central crease, and rises to the East for morning light and to the West for evening light. The lowering eaves height provides deep shading on the Southern elevation to avoid over-heating.

Sectional timber model

Model View
The rear elevation has a central crease, and rises to the East for morning light and to the West for evening light. The lowering eaves height provides deep shading on the Southern elevation to avoid over-heating.

Visualisation
An extensively glazed rear elevation is shaded by a deep roof overhang and enjoys broad views of the surrounding landscape.

Rear elevation view

Visualisation
An extensively glazed rear elevation is shaded by a deep roof overhang and enjoys broad views of the surrounding landscape.

Model View
To front, the house presents a traditional and familiar pitched roof silhouette. A deep recess on the Western elevation creates a sheltered outdoor space to enjoy sunsets from.

Timber model

Model View
To front, the house presents a traditional and familiar pitched roof silhouette. A deep recess on the Western elevation creates a sheltered outdoor space to enjoy sunsets from.

Model View
Large areas of glazing to the South and West are protected by a deep roof overhang.

Timber model

Model View
Large areas of glazing to the South and West are protected by a deep roof overhang.

Sectional Model View
The central staircase is open to the main living space where the ceiling flows up to the highest point of the roof, where a large rooflight creates a dramatic focal point.

Sectional timber model

Sectional Model View
The central staircase is open to the main living space where the ceiling flows up to the highest point of the roof, where a large rooflight creates a dramatic focal point.

Interior Visualisation
A small mezzanine library area overhangs the the double height living / dining space. Large sliders to the rear elevation open directly onto a patio area.

Interior view

Interior Visualisation
A small mezzanine library area overhangs the the double height living / dining space. Large sliders to the rear elevation open directly onto a patio area.

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