Edge House

ODKM Architects , 2018 /
52 Ballytore Rd,Rathfarnham,Dublin 14
Saturday, 11am—5pm
Sunday, 11am—5pm
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Photo: Ruth Maria Murphy

The dwelling is designed on all fronts, as each elevation has presence to the public realm. It is unique, it does not replicate or mimic, yet is a sensitive approach to the immediate environs and site parameters ensuring the new geometry integrates into its encompassing context. The contrasting form provides an architectural termination to the suburban streetscape and enhances the legibility between the roads it addresses. As the site is of a limited size, the maximisation of its potential is achieved by utilising the full width of the plot. Thus, the external wall of the dwelling is the defining boundary between private areas and the public realm. A new “Edge” is created at this new junction. The sense of depth provided by the semi-permeable finned timber fenestration at street level fashions visual interest and a tactility, richness and softness beyond the norm. The softening of this boundary and the sheltered entrance route with its baffled light allows for interaction between occupiers and passers-by, the building becomes part of not just the streetscape but “of the street”.

Notes

  • Suitable for Children
  • Photography is not permitted on this tour

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