Lough Currane, Co. Kerry

This fishing lodge is located on an elevated site overlooking  Lough Currane near the village of Waterville. The floor plan was inspired by the  form of a traditional St. Brigid’s cross crafted from interlocking-woven reeds. The resulting arrangement situates rooms to fully enjoy the variety of this glorious location’s spectacular views and creates a series of intimate  outdoor spaces that provide shelter form winds in all directions. Bedrooms look east towards Commanes, living rooms south over the lake and it’s islands , the kitchen and the outdoor dining area west towards Waterville and the Atlantic. The approach to the building and entrance forms an axis with Church Island. The house is clad in Valentia Slate which is quarried on the nearby island.

The house was completed in 2001


Exhibited at the AAI awards 2002