This project is a new house on a site by the sea in Wexford. The site is located on a headland, Baginbun Head, a protected scenic amenity area. It contains a Norman wall and is bounded on 3 sides by cliffs and sea. The challenge was to deal with the potentially conflicting objectives of creating a home that was sensitive to this beautiful landscape and that also made the most of it. The form of the house is a simple L shape. This is a response to function, the path of the sun through the day and to the wind. The living accommodation is located in one wing, which is dual aspect and avails of the east west orientation. The bedroom accommodation is located in the other wing and avails of the north south orientation. The entrance and services are located in the intersection of the two wings. This square intersection has a low ceiling height to enable a roof terrace, positioned above. This is open to the sky and concealed within the roof profile.
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