Date  December 17, 2015

Courtyard Extension, Dublin 8

The existing house was in very poor condition. An existing extension required demolition. The site faced north to it presented a challenge to make the most of the daylight available. The existing house was stripped back and returned to it original proportions and arrangement, with built in storage, hot press and bathroom.

The extension was designed to provide a new kitchen and living space, with additional storage and a concealed downstairs WC. An ‘extruded’ roof-light was positioned to capture morning sunlight and flood the new space with morning light, and any further available light through-out the morning. The extension is pulled away from the existing house to increase the potential to capture any sun-light throughout the day which makes its way over the rooftop of the main house. This courtyard also allows the existing reception rooms to enjoy an external space. The remaining garden to the rear, steps upwards and forms a suntrap for evening light.

Value: Withheld

Scope of services: Design, Tender, Site (Planning not required)