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.