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Project lead: Darragh Breathnach, DUA team: Ciaran Molumby
Collaborators: Daria Leikina, Pablo Bolinches
Contractor: Sean Osborne
Photographer: Aisling McCoy
In order to maximize daylight to the living rooms, the traditional mews house typology was inverted, and the living rooms were positioned upstairs and bedrooms downstairs.
This way daylight penetration was ensured on this tight site and the roof space was capitalized for extra height in the living rooms.
Due to budget constraints, the structure and materials were exposed and expressed, which adds to the warm and tactile quality of the space.
The gable walls were constructed with reclaimed Dolphins Barn Brick, the floor slab was cast in concrete and the internal partitions and furniture were constructed from Chilean Pine plywood.
Subtle level changes were used to define different zones within the building without the need to insert additional partition walls.
In designing this house, we took a lot of inspiration from boat design and the fitted furniture was bespoke to make use of every square inch of the space.