House 4

TAKA Architects, Dublin, 2012

 

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Detached house built on the former side garden of a corner house on a semi-mature housing estate of pebble-dashed, pitched-roofed, semi-detached houses

The size of the house, which is clad in unpainted roughcast, was generated by the largest two-storey footprint allowable within planning restrictions and the site.

To allow the house to have four rooms upstairs within the compact form the stairs stairs arrive in mirrored landing space in the centre of the plan. Three bedrooms and a bathroom, each with individually tented roofs are accessed from this central space.

On the ground floor, the location of the stairs separates the spaces into kitchen, living and dining spaces in an otherwise open plan. The communal spaces are lined with birch plywood fitted furniture, which varies in depth to hold anything from shallow shelves, to window seats, to a fitted kitchen.

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  • Begun: Mar 2011
  • Completed: Feb 2012
  • Floor area: 95m2
  • Sector: House
  • Procurement: RIAI Standard form without quantities
  • Address: Firhouse, Dublin, Ireland

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