This a new urban infill mews house located in a densely populated conservation area in Dublin 6.
A challenging site located at the end of an access laneway and facing out onto the junction of three roads. Surrounded by Protected Structures, the challenge was to create a family home filled with light whilst protecting the conservation context and the private amenity of the surrounding houses.
The house comprises of the main volume, a brick and slate high-pitched roof three storey volume, similar in scale and detail to the surrounding gable returns and terrace ends which are evident from all sides of the site. Attached to the brick gable block are the secondary elements, 3 timber clad boxes of varying heights and scale, each addressing a different part of the surrounding site and garden.
The design maximises the site orientation within the tight site parameters, morning light to the kitchen and bedrooms, afternoon and evening light to the living room and study. The house is inward focussed, large ground floor windows and doors open out onto various landscaped and sheltered spaces within the garden. At first floor windows are carefully placed to avoid overlooking of neighbours and, where possible, to maximise sunlight penetration.