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Larkhill House, Sligo, Ireland by McGarry-Moon Architects

[FIRST LOOK + SECTIONS] Coleraine-based McGarry-Moon Architects has won planning for this house on a ‘tight suburban site’ in Sligo, Ireland

The scheme features three distinct volumes, separated with 1.5m-wide glazing, with the central, three-storey block clad in Western Red cedar.

The pair of lower blocks are boast Kilkenny Blue limestone facades and unlike the flat sedum roof of the man volume have butterfly-pitch roofs.

A spokesman for the practice said: ‘Our palette of materials was chosen to infuse the timeless textures of timber and Kilkenny Blue limestone with the striking freshness of white render and glass. [The cladding] harks back to the materials traditionally used in suburban Irish architecture to aid the integration of this contemporary building within its mature suburban context.’  


It is understood the scheme’s neighours have now appealled the planners decision to approve this project and the plans have gone to An Bord Pleanála with a decision due on the 15 February 2011.

Readers' comments (2)

  • It's difficult to actually appreciate what's what without the plans being available, but the whole thing has a distinctly non-residential feel to it - as if it's a small municipal building of some sort, maybe a library!

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  • I thought this is what contemporary design is all about.... Residencial buildings don't have to keep the retro- semantics, otherwise creativity would die with that notion.

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