An extension and renovation of a 1940’s bungalow in Glenageary, Co. Dublin.
Within a regular grid and structurally efficient timber roof structure, a new living space is created for a young family.
Beneath this protective timber lattice, lies a brickwork wall, which surrounds and encloses,but never touches the roof, creating high-level openings through which morning sunlightcan enter while providing privacy to neighbouring houses.
The brickwork wall starts in the corner as an alcove for a window seat, folds to form a logstore and bends to enclose an oak bench: the focal point of family life. High-level mirrorsover the kitchen appear to double the length of the room, and conceal a utility and showerroom behind.
A simple material palette provides a robust yet tactile environment: an alternative take onthe ‘single storey rear extension’.