House at Ballyboughal.
This private house is situated on the outskirts of Dublin, positioned on a field and has been built as a strong yet minimal contrast to its surrounding landscape.
It provides accommodation for a family of five and includes a generous open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room, a second sitting room and four bedrooms with two en-suite, a main bathroom, a toilet and a utility and services room.
The architectural composition uses white volumes, simple forms and a minimal palate of materials which together create a contemporary building. The single-story house with flat roof in rectangular layouts, accommodates high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows with good access to outdoor patios on southerly and easterly sides.
The monolithic approach of the masses, grounds the building giving it a strong sense of timelessness and heavy solidity.
For the interior, a neutral and calm color scheme has been used, with the main living and circulation areas with dark grey doors and joinery, oak floors running throughout, and all walls painted in white, capturing and directing the light into the interior spaces.
Calibrated opening sizes, a heat recovery ventilation system combined with an air to water heat pump and underfloor heating throughout the house, secured a solid A2 energy rating.