Backland Dwelling

 

Extensive refurbishment and extension of a suburban home in Blackrock, County Louth

 

This project was for a complete remodelling and extension of the existing 1960s dormer bungalow.  The brief was to design a contemporary extension to the existing house without reducing the garden area and to remodel the layout to allow for modern family living. The Rock Road has a diverse architectural heritage and is typically dormer bungalows and feature a pre-dominance of poorly designed houses on a mixture of plot sizes. This range of architectural styles, which are all representative of their time, prompted a design that combines modern detailing and material finishes with more traditional proportions.  This proposals manipulates the traditional architectural language of the dormer window which is prevalent in the Blackrock area with a sculptural aesthetic that clearly identifies it as a contemporary intervention.

 

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