77 Merrion Square
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MERRION SQUARE TOWNHOUSE, COURTYARD & TERRACE, Dublin | 2020
(status | built)
A board marked concrete structure stands like a table or a ship in a bottle, 90mm from the house, a protected Georgian structure, sits among trees in a courtyard, featuring an alternating pattern of red brick and stone paving, that extends into the Winter Garden. Perforated steel gates repeat the floor pattern. Accessing the first-floor 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 and view. 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 spec, F Hayes: project management, L Edden: structural engineer, M Grigor: client/guidance. The client, a film maker, requested a “conspiratorial space”. Built by M.J. Duncan & Sons.
RIAI Irish Architecture Awards, Highly Commended 2021 - (Courtyard & Terrace featured)