GKMP Architects  
Studio Contact Housing


Terra-Cotta House, Silchester Park, Glenageary, Dublin

Highly Commended in the Irish Architecture Awards 2014

The project involves the refurbishment and extension of a 1950s semi-detached house in Glenageary.

The ground floor rear wall is removed to open the house to the south-facing garden. A series of cranked and faceted walls are made that enclose a new dining area and associated external terraces. The angled walls create deep thresholds between inside and outside and make niches for benches. The materials are blockwork, concrete, render and terra-cotta tiles. The roof of the extension is covered in sedum to have a visual connection with the garden when viewed from the upper floor.

This project was also exhibited as part of Describing Architecture Exhibition 2012. For more info click here.

All photos copyright Alice Clancy


external view 2



plan and section


  Silchester Interior


 internal view 1


model photo