Rathnageeragh Extension

Location: Wexford, Ireland

Year: 2015

The original house, built between 1888-1913, is over 100 years old.

The owners had already built different extensions to the house, including a dominant cylindrical/conical volume, but they left a big problem unsolved: the entrance and the circulation and flow of space within the house. They approached us to get a bigger kitchen more suitable to their lifestyle.

We proposed a holistic approach that embraced the existing house, respecting it and making the whole space a much better place to live in.

We like to think the new entrance works like the “spinal column” of the house, supporting it, organizing it and allowing the spaces to flow naturally from there.

From the entrance a new external wall – the “shoulders” – is built to hold the two new extensions – the “arms” – that will hug and embrace the existing house respecting it in a complacent manner.