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House at Baltray

This is a video of a design for a new dwelling which we have recently received planning permission for. The video was provided by our client who ran our drawings through 3D rendering software.

The site is in a rural part of county Louth with views across fields and forests to the Irish Sea. It is part of a larger land holding which includes an equestrian centre. The dwelling will be located in the corner of a field which up to now has been used as a paddock. Access is via a lane lined with native species hedgerows on both sides.


The dwelling has been laid out in plan as a series of 3 blocks which are individually expressed and set out to form courtyards which are reminiscent of traditional rural buildings found in the locality. They have been carefully designed in response to the conditions on site, providing interesting internal and external spaces which can be used at different times of the day and year. The blocks have been designed to capture the warmth of the sun and provide shelter from the east wind which was an important factor in this exposed location. Rooms have been orientated to enjoy long views down the fields across the mature trees to the Irish Sea. The main living spaces are contained within a timber clad mono-pitch structure with its high side to the east, opening up to the landscape and the views. Due to the sites natural topography this block is set down lower than the main entrance and helps to stitch the dwelling into the landscape and anchors it to its sloping context and coastal setting 

We are currently working on the detail design stage and tender preparation and hoping to commence construction on site this summer.

 

by Richard Hatch

House at Baltray

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