‘Haddington park’ is an extension and renovation of a 1940’s bungalow in Glenageary, Co. Dublin by Robert Bourke Architects.
The team created a new living space for a young family within a regular grid and structurally efficient timber roof structure.
Beneath this protective timber lattice, lies a brickwork wall, which surrounds and encloses, but never touches the roof. It also creates high-level openings through which morning sunlight can enter while providing privacy to neighboring houses.
The brickwork wall starts in the corner as an alcove for a window seat folds to form a log store and bends to enclose an oak bench: the focal point of family life. High-level mirrors over the kitchen appear to double the length of the room and conceal a utility and shower room behind.
A simple material palette provides a robust yet tactile environment: an alternative take on the ‘single-storey rear extension.’
Photography by Ste Murray