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Rathdrum Co. Wicklow

Special Mention - AAI Awards 2017
Commended - RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2014

The new Clissmann Horse Caravan base and house have been designed as a single entity in the tradition of Irish farmyards or rural clusters. The buildings are designed as a series of low-pitched roofs and walls that adapt themselves to the contours of the site and keep low to the ground in order to minimize their impact on the landscape. The base is arranged around the concrete yard, with the harness room and visitor facilities on the south side and the hay-barns to the north. All the buildings in the yard have deep overhanging eaves which provide covered work space and areas for storing the caravans during the winter. 

This project was exhibited in the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015

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Photography by Alice Clancy

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