A house to double as gallery gave rise to a series of flexible spaces which can be transformed by the occupant. An unroofed porch creates a chicane which provides threshold and privacy. On entering, the living space is presented as a single volume stretching out to the garden beyond. This longitudinal space is served by an inhabited wall which opens up to reveal kitchen, stairwell, fireplace and settee. All the essentials of daily living are thus housed behind a folding; white wall .One of these openings conceals a hidden dimension – a light strewn stairwell, which leads to the bedrooms above. The upper-level arrival hall is as a place to linger, being glazed to the sky and lined in birch – it provides a warm and bright reading space which leads onto the bedrooms and bathroom. A playroom can be fully opened onto this hall, creating a large and flexible space.
Scale : 95 m2
Location: Clontarf, Dublin 3