Social Housing in Shangan Avenue / FKL architects

Social Housing in Shangan Avenue / FKL architects

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  • Architects: FKL architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3746 Area:  3746
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013 Year:  2013
  • Photographs Photographs:  Courtesy of FKL architects
Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

Text description provided by the architects. Site

Analysis of the site suggested a continuation of a linear organisation along the new street edge, extending the strategy established by the Ballymun master plan.

Courtesy of FKL architects
Courtesy of FKL architects

Concept

The concept resolved into a formal proposition that twists and bends in response to various site conditions and brief requirements, to provide a coherent and integrated response which embeds itself into the existing and emerging context.

Courtesy of FKL architects
Courtesy of FKL architects

Form

The linear form twists and turns depending on the depth of the site and the proximity of the proposed building to existing houses. The majority of units are two and a half storeys high changing to a full three stories where the form is bent. 

Courtesy of FKL architects
Courtesy of FKL architects

The roof accommodates this change in scale and ensures all third floor windows look to the street. The rear elevation is allowed to rise up when distant from the existing neighbours, falling to single storey when the form is less than 20 metres to the rear of an existing house.

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Project location

Address:Shangan Avenue, Ballymun, Dublin, Ireland

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Cite: "Social Housing in Shangan Avenue / FKL architects" 25 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/479873/social-housing-in-shangan-avenue-fkl-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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