The clients brief was for a clean contemporary house with traditional natural finishes, minimalist in its approach but to serve as a family home.
The appearance from the west elevation from the public road is of a vernacular Wexford cottage but the South and West elevation to the rear is of modern form with glazing.
The design of the dwelling house is be a reinstated palette of traditional and modern forms used to interpret the simple, clean style to meet the client’s aspirations. However varied the new building is and at times it conflicts with the existing traditional style, it has resulted in a building which accurately reflects the values and aspiration of the client.
The settlement and building forms of this project are derived from the Irish vernacular tradition, modified or deformed to respond to local conditions of orientation, view and position. The layout is non-abstracted, contingent and organic.