Blackheath / Architectural Farm

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Dublin, Ireland
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Blackheath / Architectural Farm - Windows, Facade
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Text description provided by the architects. An internal reorganisation and two-storey extension to the rear of this semi-detached house responds to a brief to create a flexible light-filled family home. An adaptable interconnecting sequence of spaces are defined by a series of timber interventions wrapping around a central void.


These timber elements define the thresholds from neighbourhood to home, new to old, and house to garden. A timber entrance pod, a newly rotated stair and a den area connect to a generous family room with folding and sliding screens.

Blackheath / Architectural Farm - Shelving, Lighting
© Ste Murray
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The void draws light into the heart of the house and promotes visual connections from the living space to an enlarged landing at first floor. The scale of the new-build is broken into horizontal and vertical elements, forming deep reveals which provide solar shading and a sense of enclosure. These openings are orientated towards views of mature trees and a church spire to the west.

Blackheath / Architectural Farm - Windows, Facade, Courtyard
© Ste Murray

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Cite: "Blackheath / Architectural Farm" 07 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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