Thursday, February 2, 2012

Contemporary villa in Dublin

The Gold House was completed in December 2008 and the stables were finished in May 2010.Each part of the residence is independent and offers a kitchen, a living/dining area, four bedroom and three bathroom. Dublin based ODOS Architects have completed the restoration and extension of The Stables, a 18th Century farmhouse and stable complex in Ballymahon, Longford county, Ireland.
This 4,840 square foot self-catering villa is composed of two buildings: the country house known as the Gold House, which includes the addition, and the stables, known as The Other Side.
Farmhouse in Ballymahon by ODOS Architects:
This collection of 18th Century farm buildings sit central to woodlands outside Ballymahon, Co. Longford. The existing buildings originally formed three sides of a courtyard. An old crumbling stonewall completed this courtyard. A new single storey wing replaces the old wall and provides open plan living kitchen and dining accommodation. To the rear, en-suite master bedroomaccommodation has been provided.
The existing buildings have been restored to house varying accommodations, notably bedrooms,bathrooms, studio, garage & plant room. The introduction of this new wing is an attempt to complete the courtyard whilst allowing a visual transparency between the courtyard and the woodlands beyond. This is something, which is lacking in the existing collection of buildings. Large expanses of frameless glazing allow the user to engage with both the courtyard and the surrounding landscape. This is in stark contrast to the experience one feels when in the existing buildings. Their small aperatured interiors provide lowly lit spaces, which suggest secondary accommodation.
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