Recasting / Donaghy & Dimond Architects

first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  Ros Kavanagh © Ros Kavanagh Save this picture!© Ros KavanaghThe project was to extend and remodel a 1920’s bungalow by the edge of a busy road. The ground falls away steeply behind the house, which formerly stood aloof from its garden. The design draws the living quarters down the hill into a new relationship with the garden. The rooms of the bungalow are given over to entrance, bedrooms and bathroom. The new concrete structure bridges and binds the house to the garden and its chimney anchors above and below. Save this picture!© Ros KavanaghThe span of the extension houses a double height living-room, kitchen and utility spaces, stepping down and out through a terraced plinth to the garden below. The form of the casting springs and rotates to draw one down into the south and west light. The living room is floored with end-grain woodblock and the kitchen with polished concrete, wall surfaces are rough and smooth, bush-hammered concrete and painted timber sheeting. The kitchen dining room opens up as a terrace to the garden and a sunlit deck is carried on its back. Save this picture!© Ros Kavanagh© Ros Kavanagh Client Comment The original house was built in 1929 but we wanted to build a bold, modern extension to contrast old and new – one that couldn’t be seen from the road. We are very pleased with the result. The use of concrete gives the boldness we were looking for, while the extensive use of oak joinery for doors and windows lets the house blend in to the gardens and greenery at the rear of the house. We are particularly fond of the upper terrace which gets lots of sun; the functional simplicity of the kitchen; and the mass concrete chimney which comes into the centre of the living areas giving an ‘outside-inside’ effect. Save this picture!section 01 improves my mood to be in this house and not a more conventional one.Project gallerySee allShow lessBrazza Nord Bordeaux Masterplan / KCAPArticlesShan Shui Grape Garden – Yanqing Wine Park, Greenhouse and Winery / LocalDesignStudioArticles Share Recasting / Donaghy & Dimond ArchitectsSave this projectSaveRecasting / Donaghy & Dimond Architects CopyAbout this officeDonaghy & Dimond ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHouses3D ModellingDundrumIrelandPublished on June 28, 2012Cite: “Recasting / Donaghy & Dimond Architects” 28 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?重铸 / Donaghy & Dimond Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Dundrum, Ireland Recasting / Donaghy & Dimond Architects Save this picture!© Ros Kavanagh+ 15 Share Projects Ireland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Architects: Donaghy & Dimond Architects Photographs “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more