We are currently in Beta version and updating this search on a regular basis. We’d love to hear your feedback here.

Urban Agency Reimagines Irish Terraced Homes in Dublin

Urban Agency Reimagines Irish Terraced Homes in Dublin

Architecture firm Urban Agency is currently working on the second project in the sister development Merronian Living in Dublin, Ireland. The new residential typology draws on the iconic Dublin terrace and reimagines the spatial potential of the roofscape. Like the first scheme, Merronian Living 2 is premised on architectural integration, drawing inspiration from the surrounding built heritage.

Courtesy of Urban AgencyCourtesy of Urban AgencyCourtesy of Urban AgencyCourtesy of Urban Agency+ 13

Courtesy of Urban Agency
Courtesy of Urban Agency

The residential project is inspired by the historical prototype of the terrace and mews, defined by the combination of a street-facing building with an independent program behind. As the team explains, bordering Merrion Road, building A of the pair is articulated as individual terraced houses, presenting the block on a human scale. Each subdivision uses varying tones from the color palette of the surrounding environment. The traditional brick is paired with powder-coated aluminum in a matching color, lending a monolithic, sculptural quality to the building.

Courtesy of Urban Agency
Courtesy of Urban Agency

Likewise, the ‘mews’ block behind successfully integrates into the site with a façade that frames a communal garden. Forming a stepped progression, the ‘mews’ structure moves from one to four storys as it recedes from neighboring protected structures. Both buildings explore and embrace the formal potential of the roof. The roof terraces capture views of Sandymount Beach, Howth and the Dublin Mountains.

Courtesy of Urban Agency
Courtesy of Urban Agency

Taking shape in Dublin, the new ‘Merronian Houses’ comprise an architectural set piece that aims to celebrate the historic nature and views of its location. By rethinking the basic principles of the terraced house and rooftop, the apartment block reimagines how to live in the city today.

News via Urban Agency

Image gallery

See allShow less
About this author
Cite: Eric Baldwin. "Urban Agency Reimagines Irish Terraced Homes in Dublin" 19 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/958817/urban-agency-reimagines-irish-terraced-homes-in-dublin> ISSN 0719-8884

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.