A beautiful execution of balance, function and comfort shapes the extension into a beautiful retreat from work.
This mid-terrace house in Ireland has been extensively refurbished into a contemporary live/work space by ODOS Architects. The new structure was conceived as a simple form which connects at ground level with the existing house.
The tight site and strict planning constraints defined the form of the new extension from an early stage. In order to stop the new addition being visible above the roof line of the house, the new extension is partially sunken.
The ground floor rear elevation is completely open to provide a full height glazed connection to the courtyard.
Above this new living space is an office mezzanine with a glazed south-facing wall, providing clerestory lighting to the ground floor. Black terrazzo flooring has been used throughout, which contrasts with the white walls and ceilings.