The proposed dwelling is a cluster of three linear forms that are strategically designed to integrate sensitively in the wooded site. Each mono-pitch block slides past the other, their locations minimising impact on the tranquil setting.
The design of the dwelling house reflects a traditional farmhouse building. The narrow plan, the combination of stone, wood, white render and a careful ratio of glass to masonry reduces the impact of the building on the landscape.
The proposed house is a two storey, split level design. Informed by the site contours, orientation and views the living accommodation is located on the upper ground level and bedroom accommodation is located at lower ground level.
A modern farmhouse which blends both traditional forms with contemporary materials in a subtle manner. The materials also echo the traditional farm buildings on site incorporating lime mortar and natural stone into the finishes.
Located in Malin, Co. Donegal this split level family house is carved into the site contours to give an integrated appearance with the land, provide shelter and warmth whilst capturing views & solar gain on the south.
Originally constructed in the late 1800s, “Drumany Church” was previously in use as an office building. The project involved the conversion and conservation of this historic building to a residential property and restoration of the external façades.