Text description provided by the architects. This recently completed mews development consists of 3 mews houses in Dublin, Ireland. The area of each house is 174sqm with 39sqm external space in courtyards, terrace and roof garden. Total site area is 296sqm
The black zinc, curved-hat building with stone gables contains three dwellings which have been strategically planned to maximise light and spatial quality and benefit from a very carefully considered palette of complementary colours and materials.
The black zinc roof could be interpreted as a reference to that of the traditional corrugated iron barn roof both in terms of form and materiality. Internally the curve of the roof is experienced in the double-height space which links the kitchen and living spaces.
The internal concrete stairwell with a timber-finned wall acts not only as a physical connector but also allows natural daylight, reflection and shadow to travel throughout the building uninterrupted.