Connectivity represents a contemporary house design based on traditional narrow plan, designed to reflect advanced technology and sustainable objectives, and modern lifestyles while at the same time respecting the significance of buildings in the rural countryside, and in particular the characteristics that contribute to the rural character of Kildare.
Two simple forms, arranged on the site to gain the most benefit of the path of the sun over the course of the day and year, to maximise the views available, to the Wicklow Mountains, and to enclose external spaces, informed by microclimate and the lifestyle of the applicant.
Double height living space
Upgrade Works to existing building fabric, to achieve building regulation compliance, increase energy performance, and reformatting to achieve a modern space which can adapt to future cafe use, revitalising this village centre site in Hollywood, Co. Wicklow.
Orientate sets up around the lifestyle of the occupant. Narrow Plan design ensures lively, light filled spaces to animate the daily life of the young couple. Views to rolling hills are achieved from each of the important spaces in the house. Living spaces are located with direct linkages to external spaces, orientated to achieve the best of the afternoon and evening sun.
Energy efficient design fundamentals - A simple form, highly insulated envelope, with simple detailing, will achieve a reduction in energy load in the first instance. Natural cross ventilation is possible with a single room plan, and each space will benefit from solar gain .
Reformatting the existing 1930's house to suit modern living standards.
Energy Upgrade - Two Storey House
This two storey house, benefitted from an entire envelope upgrade to include necessary structural repair works, insulation to roof space and walls, new double glazed windows and doors, and finishes throughout.
Kitchen re-orienttion - Internal alterations and a new roof transforms this north facing return, popping up to face west and bringing sunlight into the heart of the house.
Knitted into the landscape of rural Co. Wicklow, this small house fits around the needs of our clients and their growing family.