ArchDaily Projects 2015 “COPY” Year: CopyHouses•Kilmore, Ireland Ireland photographs: Alice ClancyPhotographs: Alice ClancyEngineer:Arthur Murphy & CoContractor:Bawn DevelopmentsQuantity Suryeyor:Sarah Stafford SurveyingCity:KilmoreCountry:IrelandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alice ClancyRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEACeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoText description provided by the architects. This new family home occupies a one acre site on farmland close to the beach at Ballyhealy in the south-east of Ireland. The house is oriented to the view of the last remaining Norman tower of Ballyhealy Castle to the south-west and to the ruins of St. John’s Church to the north. The building is conceived as a single compact form; it takes pleasure in its compactness. We have deliberately sought to enclose the biggest volume in the smallest surface and to recognise the formal virtue in this intrinsic economy. In this way we aim to make the best use of the available land; to achieve an appropriate relationship to the surrounding landscape; and to intensify and animate the interior life of the house. The house has a simple and direct appearance externally, establishing a resonance with the vernacular structures in the locality. It has a pyramidal slate roof and lime-rendered walls. The form is slightly asymmetrical to respond to its context and the roof is then cut to set up the entrance.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe pyramid roof is made by four large-span timber beams that meet at the apex. These are supported by blockwork walls. The structure gives a freedom to the interior space that is then loosely arranged around a central birch plywood stairs. The living areas are on the west and south side enjoying the view to the Castle. The bedrooms are on the east and have staggered corner windows to open up to the morning sun. The house has a deep overhang on the south and west to create a threshold and a sheltered external space.Save this picture!© Alice ClancyProject gallerySee allShow lessDelft Architectural Studies on Housing: Affordable Dwellings for Growing CitiesPublicationsCultural Center in Baud / Studio 02Selected Projects Share Save this picture!© Alice Clancy+ 17 Share 2015 Architects: GKMP Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeGKMP ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKilmoreIrelandPublished on December 24, 2015Cite: “House at Kilmore / GKMP Architects” 24 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.