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4 St Declan’s Terrace

Photo: Ste Murray

4 St Declan’s Terrace

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Saturday 15 October, 11.00am – 5.00pm

Renovation and extension to the rear of a 1920s terraced house in Marino. The original terraced house is part of the Irish State’s first significant attempt at public housing in the north Dublin suburb. The extension is a simple rendered block that is twisted towards the sun. This simple form is punctured by a large rooflight and an internal/external timber lined bench divided by a large slider addressing the small back garden. The bench acts as a seat, a stage, a playground and a social space for its young family. The first floor rooms are reorganised to provide access to a converted attic and create a large double height landing space flooding the stairs with light and pulling daylight down into the middle of the house..

First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers.

Designed by: Architectural Farm
Building Date: 2016
Location: 4 St Declan’s Terrace, Marino, Dublin 3