Location: Kilkenny, Ireland
Area: 211 sq.m.
The site presented a number of challenges, including a house over 150 years old, the proximity to a Special Area of Conservation (River Nore) and the existing topography.
The compartmentalisation of the overall footprint greatly reduces its massing and visual impact. The rhythm, the relationship with the old house and the respect by the surrounding area were crucial to develop the design.
The natural light and views are captured and framed to enhance the all experience. Full open views to the river are enjoyed from the main living space.