Origami House


Design & Build


1200 sq ft

Completed in


Project Information

The site located in Douglas , a suburb of the second largest city in Ireland.. Cork.

The plot of land  was an old entrance, 4 metres wide at its widest point, leftover from decades of development and as a result, left interstitial space which had its challenges. The sliver of land demanded an inventive approach that satisfied both planners and the local tight-knit community. The juxtaposed building line was the catalyst for a diagonal geometry that set a fractured spiral of origami-like volumes upwards in varying slanted terraced roofs to pick up on the local varied ridgelines. The cuts, folds and shifting planes of the building were designed to respect the polar opposite building typologies on both sides with mainly single storey cottage terrace to the East and a monolith limestone-clad wall to a Beauticians building to the West..

All 3 triangular forms are Clad in vertigo slate material to reflect the coursing of the limestone wall and low slung slate roofs. Deep Cuts for light are subtracted from the dark triangular forms to both frame a view and deliver deep light trenches into the building. A2 rated,

Tegral Case study house for Vertigo slate 2020. IDI Awards

"Professional, Efficient, Creative, Pleasant, Innovative Design."
Robert & Emma