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Silchester Park / GKMP Architects

  • Architects: GKMP Architects
  • Location: Silchester Park, Dublin, Ireland
  • Contractor: Sheerin Construction
  • Engineer: Downes Associates
  • Lighting Consultant: Wink Lighting
  • Area: 40.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Alice Clancy

© Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy


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

© Alice Clancy
© 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.

© Alice Clancy
© Alice Clancy
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