St. Patrick’s Cottages, Rathfarnham, Dublin, Ireland :: A new house was designed to sit at the bottom of an unloved and overgrown back garden. It is a small but prominent corner site, bounded by a mixture of garden walls and backland garage developments. The design and aesthetic of the building is a re ection of both its semi industrial context and the particular geometry of the site.
The accommodation consists of two lower level bedrooms and two bathrooms with an upper level kitchen, utility and a large open plan living/ dining area, all dispersed over three separate plates. All of these main habitable spaces are connected both physically and visually with the private central courtyard.