Northern Ireland practice McGarry-Moon Architects has received planning permission for a modern ‘reinterpretation’ of a traditional Irish house arrangement
The three-block, two-storey building in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, creates a sheltered, outdoor courtyard space at its heart.
The private clients will live in the house on a sloping rural site close to their parents and a family business.
’Our intention is to create a forward-looking family home that, while being respectful of its location, is of high architectural merit and fulfils the desires, aspirations and lifestyle of a modern family,’ said McGarry-Moon.
’To ensure the development is not unduly dominant, the dwelling is simply broken into three forms that create a sheltered entrance courtyard space. This arrangement ensures the home appears modest.
’Due consideration was given to the massing and height. As a result we feel the composition successfully reads in its setting, to produce a dwelling that will integrate into the site without dominating the surroundings. The result is a modern reinterpretation of what is essentially a traditional Irish courtyard-style house.’
Mcgarry moon irish house 4
Location Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, Irish Republic
Architect McGarry-Moon Architects
Structural engineer Structures 2000
Gross internal floor area 478m²
Form of contract Traditional