Beach House, County Louth
The sloping nature of this constricted coastal site has been manipulated to create a contemporary 4 bedroom split level dwelling. The main living area is situated at beach level and uses clerestory windows above head height to avail of the south facing sunlight. The roof takes the form of a cranked plane, as if wrapping up from the landscape itself, lifting in places to light the accommodation below. This device ensures it is not possible to overlook the adjoining Victorian dwellings but crucially allows secondary light deep into the plan. The massing of the house and the careful selection of traditional materials ensures that the house is firmly rooted to the landscape and its surroundings.