New house Lislarry Rooney, Ireland

The scheme achieves the substantial remodelling of an existing house that failed to capitalise on the specatacular qualities of its site. The existing is stripped of superfluous and contextually inappropriate-detail, its internal volumes adjusted to form an open plan living space and its fenestration reordered to provide carefully framed views of the surrounding landsacpe. A new bedroomwing is sited adjacent to the remodelled house, its low mono-pitched form reflecting the precedent of the agricultural buildings that once occupied the site. The wing encloses a sheltered southerly courtyard that, accessed via a new and highly glazed link, captures dramatic views to Benbulben.

↑ Back to top