Streedagh House , Galway.
This house replaces an existing sub standard house with prominent road frontage. The new design proposes a two storey block to the street , and a single storey wing to the rear. These two elements frame a south/west facing courtyard on the private side of the house, and this courtyard is conceived as an “outdoor room”. The primary living spaces, living, dining, kitchen, family and playroom all overlook this space and have sliding glass walls to facilitate seamless access, and passive supervision. The single storey wing has high level glazing to stream the south west light deep into the interior. In the two storey front block, the first floor hovers over the stone faced ground floor to offer a “calm dynamic” to the street.