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The existing 1940’s cottage situated in Co. Tipperary was in dilapidated condition. The brief, to refurbish and extend this cottage to become a functional living environment. The proposal involved the demolition of the existing rear extension and the addition of three new elements, a living block, glazed link and shed.

The new living block is a simple linear form, located and orientated to tuck behind the existing cottage while affording a view of the loch and flood plain to the North. Accommodating an open-plan living, kitchen and dining area, while the sleeping accommodation is housed within the original cottage. Large glazed joinery elements and an extensive wall-to-wall rooflight allow penetration and movement of natural light within the living block while light is drawn into the original cottage via folding glazed doors and rooflights. The existing windows to the front of the cottage were retained and preserved.

Photo credit: Paul Tierney

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August 29, 2014
ham913 wrote:
What kind of plant is that growing on the wall?
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I'm not sure exactly but it's a deciduous wall creeper that has a flower in spring, green leaves in summer and a lovely golden orange leaf in the autumn. It was on the house when the client purchased it. Sorry I can't offer and other details and probably doesn't help you much.
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Even a humble roof can bridge earth and sky. A simple roof form with simple windows and doors keeps the home cozy and humble while the two brick chimneys make sure we don't forget the sky above us.

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Cool grey
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If we lived in the French Countryside....
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