Percy Lane, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 : Situated adjacent to the Grand Canal, these 3 mews houses give little away to the street of their interlocking light lled oor plates. The area of each house is 174sqm with 39sqm external space in courtyards, terrace and roof garden. The black zinc, curved-hat building with stone gables contains three dwellings which have been strategically planned to maximise light and spatial quality and bene t from a very carefully considered palette of complementary colours and materials.
The black zinc roof could be interpreted as a reference to that of the traditional corrugated iron barn roof both in terms of form and materiality. Internally the curve of the roof is experienced in the double-height space which links the kitchen and living spaces. The internal concrete stairwell with a timber lined wall acts not only as a physical connector but also allows natural daylight, re ection and shadow to travel throughout the building uninterrupted.