TTT
Thirtythreetrees Ltd.
77 Merrion Square
Dublin 2
D02 DH22

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MERRION SQUARE TOWNHOUSE, COURTYARD & TERRACE, Dublin | 2020
(status | built)

A board marked concrete table structure stands like a ship in a bottle, 90mm free of the house, a protected Georgian structure. The "detached table" was TTT's first concept for the project. The client, a film maker, requested a “conspiratorial space”. Standing among trees, the structure sits within courtyard featuring redbrick, alternating with stone that extends into the Winter Garden. Perforated steel gates echo this floor pattern. Accessing the terrace, one steps out to a perforated steel deck, in the canopy of a tree. Structural beams are expressed in the surface, with benches situated for sun light and views. Planting is made level with the terrace with sunken pits and a suspended steel planter. A sample of the tile work at Querini Stampalia features on the wall, sourced from the Orsoni furnace in Venice. Design Team: J Shields: principal designer, detailing, M Vlahos: plant specialist, F Hayes: technical input/ project management, L Edden: structural engineer, M Grigor: tile request

RIAI Irish Architecture Awards, Highly Commended 2021 - (TTT Courtyard & Terrace featured)