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A Holiday House on Ireland’s Rugged Sea Coast

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This seaside cottage on Ireland’s east coast by Dublin studio A2 Architects is intended for year-round use.

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The house is made of two volumes, clad in untreated douglas fir, that rest on a cast concrete platform. Green grass roofs shield the interior from harsh weather, and visually connect the house into the patchwork of potato fields behind it.

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Large windows front and back open out to the sea in front, and to potato fields in the back. Radiant underfloor heating and super-tight insulation make the house comfortable for winter holidays as well as summer.

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In the back of the house, a sheltered evening terrace enjoys west sun and views of the horizon through the living room.

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Running down the center of the house, a light-box corridor skylight connects the two wooden halves, separated into public and private.

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A cast terrazzo fireplace anchors the extremely minimal interior of one side, simply one large living and dining space. Clerestory windows bring reflected a cool light into the timber lined space.

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The other side houses the bedrooms, bathrooms and the kitchen. A cool light – the color of sea glass – is filtered down into the house through the central corridor skylight.

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Shown here with no furniture, the interior is quite stark. But this brisk palette of materials – terrazzo, concrete, douglas fir – makes for easy cleaning and holidays where sandy feet are no problem.

The colors of the sea are subtly played throughout the house.

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One comment so far to “A Holiday House on Ireland’s Rugged Sea Coast”
  1. Tabletdoekjes Says:

    Nice to see how the materials match with the surroundings…

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