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Connemara II House / Peter Legge Associates

Connemara II House / Peter Legge Associates

Courtesy of Peter Legge Associates © Niall Dolan © Kelvin Gillmor © Kelvin Gillmor + 30

Connemara, Ireland
  • Design Team: Patrick Lloyd, Peter Legge, Cornelia Hope, Hugh O’Rourke
  • Engineering: CORA Consulting Engineers
  • Contractor: Greentec Ecological Homes Ltd.
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Courtesy of Peter Legge Associates
Courtesy of Peter Legge Associates

Text description provided by the architects. This dwelling, in the far west of Connemara, was built to replace an existing derelict and nondescript house that previously stood on the site.

© Kelvin Gillmor
© Kelvin Gillmor

Designed to have minimal visual impact from the access road and adjacent beach, its gradual reveal is of a larger, more dynamic intervention than first impressions, built between rocky outcrops, and with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean to the south.

© Kelvin Gillmor
© Kelvin Gillmor
Ground floor plan
Ground floor plan
© Kelvin Gillmor
© Kelvin Gillmor

Raised up to protect against rising sea levels, it is an exercise both internally and externally in the combination of vernacular forms, traditional and modern materials, and contemporary detailing.

© Kelvin Gillmor
© Kelvin Gillmor

Sensitive to the place but with its own character, a new home by the ocean.

© Kelvin Gillmor
© Kelvin Gillmor

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Cite: "Connemara II House / Peter Legge Associates" 24 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/934297/connemara-ii-house-peter-legge-associates/> ISSN 0719-8884

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