House at Spanish Cove

Niall McLaughlin Architects, County Cork, 2009

 

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Extension to a cottage made up of a serious of angular pavilions on a craggy site on the Irish coast

The group of connected linear pavilions step down the fall of the site from the white painted cottage on the west to the living space and sea views to the east.

The three self-similar mono-pitched blocks, which are staggered across the site, either nuzzle up against the valley wall or stand back to create semi-enclosed courtyards. At the end of the journey, a larger terrace reveals spectacular views of the cliffs, sea and the islands of West Cork.

The existing house is roofed in natural slate with rendered white walls. The new structures are clad in Irish blue limestone, which will weather over time to match the surrounding cliffs.

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  • Begun: Jun 2007
  • Completed: Jul 2009
  • Floor area: 300m2
  • Sector: House
  • Procurement: RIAI
  • Address: Spanish Cove, Goleen, County Cork, Ireland

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