Portlands - House Extension and Renovation
Portlands - House Extension and Renovation
Portlands - House Extension and Renovation
Portlands - House Extension and Renovation
Portlands - House Extension and Renovation
Portlands - House Extension and Renovation
Portlands - House Extension and Renovation
Portlands - House Extension and Renovation
Portlands - House Extension and Renovation
Portlands - House Extension and Renovation
Portlands - House Extension and Renovation
Portlands - House Extension and Renovation

PORTLANDS

House Extension and Renovation

LOCATION

Ballybrack, Co. Dublin

COMPLETED

2011

PHOTOS

Alice Clancy

A unique approach to extending a house, three brickwork additions re-orientate the house towards the sun and create distinct outdoor spaces in-between.

The original house was built as part of a speculative development and was poorly designed in terms of lack of sunlight, restrictive layout, awkward room sizes and lack of storage space. Our new design resolves these problems through the addition of three small extensions built from traditionally made brick.

The extensions allow the rooms to be re-shaped, and a new corridor, with a glazed wall to a south-facing courtyard connects the ground floor rooms.

Concerns for sustainability were paramount: the windows were made from certified European oak by an Irish joiner and solar panels supplement the high-efficiency gas boiler.