Silchester Park / GKMP Architects

  • 25 Aug 2013
  • Houses Refurbishment Selected Works
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Architects: GKMP Architects
Location: Silchester Park, Dublin,
Contractor: Sheerin Construction
Engineer: Downes Associates
Lighting Consultant: Wink Lighting
Area: 40.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Alice Clancy


From the architect. The project involves the refurbishment and extension of a 1950s semi-detached house in Glenageary, Dublin, Ireland.

© Alice Clancy

The ground floor rear wall is removed to open the house to the south-facing garden. A series of cranked and faceted walls are made that enclose a new dining area and associated external terraces. The angled walls create deep thresholds between inside and outside and make niches for benches. They are made from blockwork and are faced in render and terracotta tiles. The timber roof of the extension is covered in sedum to have a visual connection with the garden when viewed from the upper floor. A rooflight is made at the point of connection between the new and the existing to pull light into the plan.

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