The shapes and hues of native masonry buildings knowledgeable this monolithic house close to Belfast, Northern Eire, designed by native structure agency McGonigle McGrath.
Situated simply outdoors a small village within the Lagan Valley Regional Park, the dwelling, known as Hill Home, replaces a single-storey Nineteen Sixties house owned by the shoppers. The change was made after it turned clear their spatial necessities necessitated a a lot bigger construction.
To be able to present 5 bedrooms, a big entertaining house, a visitor annex and house for a set of artworks, Belfast-based McGonigle McGrath created a cluster of brick types, with a butterfly roof referencing the previous house.
“We frequently categorical homes within the countryside as a set of types, coming from an understanding of the historic rural situation right here, of dwellings, clusters and farmsteads, and as a way of managing the demand for bigger buildings in rural settings,” McGonigle McGrath co-founder Kieran McGonigle advised Dezeen.
“We have now employed that technique right here, organising the plan in keeping with the acts of household life, of gathering and dispersal, of social actions and personal actions,” he continued.
A bigger kind to the south incorporates the primary entrance, main into a big dwelling, eating and kitchen space, utilizing the sloping terrain of the positioning to create a sunken “dialog pit” beneath and a play mezzanine above.
To the north, an offset, adjoining smaller kind incorporates a comfortable and bedrooms, whereas to the east a 3rd, standalone kind homes a visitor space, related to the primary house by way of a walkway sheltered underneath a steel cover.
Gray-coloured brickwork was used to create all of those types, with massive openings framed in timber opening out onto paved patios at floor flooring stage, and deep reveals with perforated brick sections offering extra privateness above.
“Brick was chosen as the primary materials for its robustness, longevity and sweetness. We selected a textured gray to be impartial, and to function a distinction to the exact darkish timber window frames,” defined McGonigle.
“The location is on the periphery of a small hamlet comprising a church and masonry buildings, a few of that are brick, so the selection of a strong materials like brick for the undertaking felt like an apparent one,” he added.
To be able to show the consumer’s assortment of artworks, excessive, shiny areas had been created, with skylights within the butterfly roof illuminating white-painted brickwork and concrete flooring within the dwelling areas.
For the bedrooms, a higher feeling of heat has been created by using wooden panelling on the partitions and ceiling of the stairwell.
Earlier residential initiatives accomplished by McGonigle McGrath embody a dwelling knowledgeable by agricultural structure in County Down close to Belfast, topped with zinc-clad uneven gable roofs.
Elsewhere in Northern Eire, Corridor McKnight used pink brick to construct Church Highway home, a blocky house that’s organized over a sloping web site.
The pictures is by Aidan McGrath.