The Tree House - Open House Dublin 2022
Building Tour

The Tree House

John Fleming Architects
Richview Office Park, Bóthar Chluain Sceach, Belfield, Dublin 14, D14 XR82
10am – 4.30pm
10am – 4.30pm
A four-storey cubic office building with black timber cladding rises above a plain grey suburban wall. Two sides of the building are visible against a bright blue sky and the reflections surrounding trees are visible in the large window openings. A woman in a pink coat is walking in front of the wall, which is at least twice her height. A bright and airy space, featuring a large corner window to the right. There are four uncluttered white desks with monitors on them in the foreground and black desk chairs with chrome detail. In the background a meeting table is visible near the window with a plant on it, and between the desks and the meeting table a bright yellow metal stair case with railings rises to the next floor. To the left, a black glass surface is visible, hazily reflecting more desks and chairs. A close-up of a large plate-glass window, in landscape orientation. In front of it are visible the top of a bright yellow metal staircase, a plain concrete floor, and a fragment of a red oriental rug. Outside the window is a bare winter tree, and further away other trees and residential rooftops can be seen. In front of the window hang industrial-style lights.

The sculptural mass of The Tree House sits high within the tree line of Clonskeagh Road, anchoring the curve of the junction below. Its sustainable external black larch skin encloses 500m² of architectural studio arranged over four floors.

Conceived as a space to provide flexible and collaborative space for a rapidly growing architectural practice, a yellow-painted steel staircase serves as both a visual and physical focal point, connecting the studios and providing opportunities for informal communications between the spaces.

Large opening windows frame views in both directions and allow for excellent ventilation. Light from the north and west washes the raw concrete internal surfaces of the studios, which provide excellent thermal mass and aid thermal stability. The building as used a wide variety of technologies and materials to minimise energy use and create a sustainable work environment.

Drop-in tour. No booking required.

Accessibility Information

The building is generally accessible including level access, lift, and accessible toilet facilities. Note that there are some open railings which may not be suitable for young children.

Wheelchair accessible, Accessible Toilets, Assistance Dogs welcome


Photography Credit
© Fiona Hackett (images 1 & 3), Ines Carvalho (image2)

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