Copeland Grove

Inside Out Architecture, Stephen Kavanagh Architects, Dublin 3, 2015


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  • Interior    
  • Kitchen Lighting    
  • Kitchen Dining    
  • Kitchen 1    
  • Kitchen 2    
  • Dining Lighting    
  • Glazing Interior    
  • Glazing Exterior    
  • External Cladding    
  • Elevation    
  • Exterior View    
  • Existing Plan    
  • Proposed Ground Floor Plan    
  • Proposed First Floor Plan    
  • Proposed RCP    
  • Existing Elevations    
  • Proposed Elevations    
  • Proposed Working Detail    

The extension and refurbishment of a three-bedroom terraced house in North Dublin

The architect's parents Dolores and Steve Kavanagh Senior wanted something spacious and light that would connect them to their sizeable garden which has effectively been hidden from view since they moved into the house almost 20 years ago.

A large amount of glazing was employed to provide a transformative panoramic view out, while also increasing the solar heat gain into the house.

The old kitchen extension had been the greatest source of heat loss in the extension, so it seemed fitting to replace it with a nett contributor to overall thermal comfort. With the extension primarily facing north, a roof light runs the length of the extension to allow sunlight to enter the space throughout the day

o counteract the clean clinical lines of the glass, the architect decided to build the solid elements of the extension in timber frame and expose as much of it as possible, with concealed LED lights illuminating the exposed timber joists, all adding to a simple sense of internal warmth.


  • Begun: Jul 2014
  • Completed: Feb 2015
  • Floor area: 26m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £79,000
  • Tender date: May 2014
  • Procurement: RIAI Standard Agreement without quantities
  • Address: 46 Copeland Grove, Clontarf, Dublin 3, D03 C2H5, Ireland

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