Extension 53.5 m2
Self-consciously modest in scale and materiality, and relating to the vernacular back-garden typologies around it, this extension and re-organisation of a 1950s semi-detached house aims to re-orientate the life of the household around the small urban garden, maximising it as a resource for home food production and celebrating the social activities of gardening, outdoor living, and cooking. A folding roof form was used to create a spatial narrative interlinking a series of utilitarian and social spaces with the rear garden. This roof alternates between solid and translucent as it progresses from interior workshop/wet-room to kitchen/living space to exterior living areas.
Highly Commended in 2012 Irish Architecture Awards