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The End Line / Ailtireacht

  • 01:00 - 2 December, 2011
The End Line / Ailtireacht
The End Line / Ailtireacht, © Corsico Images
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Beaumont, Dublin, Ireland
  • Architect

    Ailtireacht
  • Project Architect

    Allister Coyne
  • Structural Engineer

    Casey O Rourke Associates (CORA)
  • Building Contractor

    Buto Developments
  • Area

    140.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. The brief was to simply refurbish and recondition an existing house and associated flat roofed gallery kitchen to reach contemporary living standards. The house is a typical single breasted mid-twentieth century terraced house with an existing gallery kitchen return.

© Corsico Images
© Corsico Images

The client is a retired teacher with a keen interest in gardening. The house immediate context is of poor quality ad-hoc additions to the original terrace. The house previously suffered from a visual as well as a physical lack of connection to the garden, with an unsympathetic adjoining extension negatively impacting on an otherwise good orientation.

© Corsico Images
© Corsico Images

To the existing return, is added a simple wrap of terracotta shingles and external insulation. This new sheath projects 2.5m beyond the footprint of the original return, enclosing a small 4sq. m garden room and bench, it’s roof is canted to catch the direct clerestory southern light above the adjoining extension, bathing the previously dark return in attenuated sunlight.

© Corsico Images
© Corsico Images

A flush glass window at the lower worktop level, forms a new space extending from party wall to party wall, beyond the glass enclosure, comprising the gallery and the inner court.

© Corsico Images
© Corsico Images

The concealed kitchen, faced in oak, continues into the garden room to form the bench and privacy screen to the adjoining property.

© Corsico Images
© Corsico Images

The garden room is then conceived as end of the line, a space for one and maybe a familiar visitor, a space with a view of, rather than a route to, the garden, a veritable cul-de-sac, enclosing a moment in the day, from which to view the garden, enjoy a cup of coffee or just watch the birds.

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Cite: "The End Line / Ailtireacht" 02 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/187957/celtic-park-ailtireacht/>
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Anthony Provenzano · August 21, 2012

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Phil · April 23, 2012

A retired school teacher is hardly an oligarch. Why not have a good contemporary space.

Cátedra Madera · December 19, 2011

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dangerfield · December 05, 2011

Another house extension by ailtereacht ?

This is sadly typical of Irish architectre. Architects pouring their lives into fussy kitchen extensions, bespoke everything, risky details, all to make a wealthy client's nice house a bit nicer - I just hope it doesn't leak.

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