House in Wexford
This is a small three bedroom family holiday home in north County Wexford completed in 2016. The accommodation is organised under a pentagonal pyramid roof. Bedrooms and bathrooms are to the north with the living spaces organised to the east, south and west to take advantage of the path of the sun from morning to evening, along with views to the sea. Space won from the use of the steel frame is used to provide an attic playroom and a mezzanine study area within the roof, whilst the site contours allowed for the provision of a garage in a part-basement to the east of the house.
The design references the form of adjoining dormer bungalows along with the casual timber chalets of this seaside neighbourhood. Construction is a steel primary frame with timber stick built infill panels and the house is clad both externally and internally with timber: larch in the case of the former, birch faced ply in the later. Internal walls are left as bare plaster and the floor is a lightly polished concrete.