House 2

House 2 - Dining Table - TAKA Architects

Type Refurbishment and Extension to Protected Structure, Donnybrook, Dublin

Area 320m2

Status Complete 2009


2009 – Best International Project – BDA Brick Awards

2010 – ‘Best House’ – RIAI Irish Architecture Awards

2010 – Award – Architectural Association of Ireland Awards

2011 – Nominated For Mies van der Rohe European Union Award


House 2 - rear Garden - TAKA Architects

An extension and refurbishment of an existing Victorian House, sharing its rear garden with a new mews dwelling (House 1). The dining room is the only new space added to the original house. The dining table is made from cast and polished concrete, the ceiling joists are made from twinned plywood and custom glazed bricks form part of the wall. Throughout the rest of the house, interventions into the original structure from the 1970s have been removed and replaced with new furniture or windows.

House 2 - Picture Window - TAKA Architects

House 2 - Living Room - TAKA Architects

House 2 - Kicthen - TAKA Architects

House 2 - Dining Room - TAKA Architects

House 2 - Brick Detail - TAKA Architects

House 2 - Dining Room - TAKA Architects

Landscape Design: TTT Thirtythreetrees

Structural Engineer: Casey O’Rourke Associates

Photography: © Alice Clancy/TAKA Architects