Venue: Rose Garden House, Brighton Square, Brighton Road, Foxrock, Dublin 18 (map)
The site borders an Architectural Conservation Area and is on a granite plateau at the foot of the Dublin Mountains. The house, sitting quietly on its site, is designed to blend with the landscape through its exposed timber beams and grass (sedum) roof. The central spinal rooflight brings light and air to the heart of the house, while careful passive design also maximises solar heat gain.
The layout tracks the path of the sun. The bedrooms face East to the dawn light, the open plan kitchen/living space opens to the Southerly gardens, while the living room looks to the setting sun.
Built for a family with young children, this house allows for both shared times and quiet moments – it is designed for lifetime living.
Note: This event takes place on an active construction site, and access can only be granted to adults wearing full PPE (hard hat, hi-vis vest and site shoes)