Project: Extension of a Private Residence

Location: Cork, Ireland

Sector: Design & Architecture

Project: Contemporary coastal extension


  1. Landscape Architecture
  2. Spatial Design
  3. Planning

The brief was to create a contemporary extension to an existing detached hillside house in the coastal town of Youghal. The new space would function as a bright modern inviting room creating connections to the surrounding landscape, a space for hanging out with friends and an area for quiet study while taking advantage of the views of the garden.

This project involved the extension and interior design. The extension forms a unique faceted profile which was a key element of the brief, this challenge drove the design approach utilizing diagonal geometry to create a distinct form allowing the suns light to penetrate the space at and time of the day and to create a connection to the garden.

We aimed to stretch into the garden to create a large living space filled with natural light. To complement the beautiful gardens we placed landscape window frames to capture the views of the mature trees throughout the garden.

A carefully considered material palette was used to render the facade while the introduction of cedar cladding accentuates the olive framed glazing that wraps the structure.

A light-filled space to connect with nature



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