Located on a large site with an East facing garden in South Dublin, this house stood as originally built in the 1930’s. Without any modifications or additions, it had become unsuitable for contemporary family life. Our aim was to stretch into the garden to create large living spaces filled with natural light.
A stepped plan and large rooflight ensure the house feels bright all year round. The extension takes the form of two interlocking volumes. The single storey volume opens to the East via large glazed sliding doors allowing morning light to penetrate deep into the plan.
Deep splayed brick reveals capture as much sunlight as possible while the splayed soffit offers protection from the elements without limiting views to the garden beyond.