Windhover 3, Home Extension Project in Dublin, Ireland

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Restoration December 5, 2011 

Windhover 3, Home Extension Project in Dublin, Ireland

This Victorian house extension project is the Windhover 3 House. A remodeling home design located in Dublin, Ireland by its local architects Ailtireacht. The main idea was to provide contemporary garden focused living spaces.

The masonry mass of the back wall of the rear return of the original house acted as a barrier to the garden at both ground and first floor level, once removed a new granite terrace is laid addressing the garden, above which floats a folding and cranked roof plane, clad in zinc and anchored to the ground at key moments. The roof encloses the internal volumes and defines the intermediate courts between the old house and the new pavilion.

The geometry of the roof plane is composed around the enclosure of the views of the garden from the main house, the definition of the spaces below and the competing geometries of the site and the house. Infill glazing and timber complete the internal enclosure, which then folds back to merge and confuse the definition of the interior and exterior in the summer months.

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