The site located in Ballycroneen, East Cork Near Cloyne.
The site was located in a scenic area and a stones throw away from Ballycroneen Beach.
The approach took precedent from a local farm building with hoist for the grain which is to the West of the site. The asymmetrical timber-clad element to the front elevation reflects this vernacular form. The rear courtyard results in an L shaped Plan with protected entrance from the prevailing strong coastal winds.
Framed views of the sea are cut into the vernacular form with an emphasis of measured openings juxtaposed to each other to add to the asymmetrical design. Natural slate and white rendered walls ground the building in tradition. Ther Building is elevated and sits slightly proud on the slope to give it presence whilst also contributing to the idea that the best forms are already there, we just need to use them!
Irish Property section Irish Times Featured.