Rustic House / Urban Agency

Rustic House / Urban Agency - Facade, Windows
© Paul Tierney

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Kerry, Ireland
  • Architects: Urban Agency
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  58
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Paul Tierney
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  DAMP PROOF CAVITY DRAINAGE MEMBRANE, Forbes & Lomax, SGS Structural Glazing Specialists, Schiedel, traditional lime

“The best preventive remedy to ageing is architecture”.

How to design and build a project that will take few decades to complete “on time” for its owner retirement plan? In this project, ageing and weathering serve as a critical design tool for thinking about how architecture might intercept the changing state of weathering on site.

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Courtesy of Urban Agency

On a sloping rural site with views over the land, the form and orientation of an existing cottage generates two further, similar buildings, which offer a more complete inhabitation of the ground.

Rustic House / Urban Agency - Windows
© Paul Tierney

The first, a south-facing bedroom emerges from the hill; the second, a bathroom with double height shower of traditional Moroccan construction is largely contained within it.

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The three buildings are connected by a subterranean rooflit corridor whose walls retain the earth. These are sheds, entirely made out of in situ concrete (walls and roofs) and finished with a natural rust iron pigments usually used for gardening, making reference in color and form to vernacular construction.

Rustic House / Urban Agency - Waterfront, Coast
© Paul Tierney

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Cite: "Rustic House / Urban Agency" 11 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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