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Z-Square House / Mccullough Mulvin Architects

Z-Square House / Mccullough Mulvin Architects

© Henrietta Williams / Mary-Louise Halpenny© Henrietta Williams / Mary-Louise Halpenny© Henrietta Williams / Mary-Louise Halpenny© Henrietta Williams / Mary-Louise Halpenny+ 14

Rathmines, Ireland
  • Structural Engineers:Kavanagh Mansfield and Partners
  • Mechanical And Electrical Engineers:McArdle McSweeney
  • Quantity Surveyors:John Skelly
  • Main Contractor:Eamonn Hassett Construction/Pierce Healy Developments
  • City:Rathmines
  • Country:Ireland
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© Henrietta Williams / Mary-Louise Halpenny
© Henrietta Williams / Mary-Louise Halpenny

Text description provided by the architects. This mews house built on sustainable principles is located on a square (13.0 x 13.0 m) site in the rere garden of a large Edwardian house in South Dublin.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The ground plan is analogous to an Islamic house with external garden courts inset within a regular enclosure, the internal space free flowing under an uninterrupted concrete soffit.

© Henrietta Williams / Mary-Louise Halpenny
© Henrietta Williams / Mary-Louise Halpenny
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Section
© Henrietta Williams / Mary-Louise Halpenny
© Henrietta Williams / Mary-Louise Halpenny

Varieties of garden are planned for the external spaces; the roof is another planted landscape, with upstanding rooflights. External walls are made with coursed granite and cedar panels.

© Henrietta Williams / Mary-Louise Halpenny
© Henrietta Williams / Mary-Louise Halpenny

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Cite: "Z-Square House / Mccullough Mulvin Architects" 23 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/608861/z-square-house-mccullough-mulvin-architects> ISSN 0719-8884
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