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Barrack Street

Kinsale, County Cork

This project is a new dwelling on a small vacant site in the townland of Rathmore, Kinsale. The restricted site area, building footprint and autotracking requirements resulted in a building with three storeys. The externally accessible basement level houses a workshop/store, the ground level contains the main living spaces and the master bedroom suite, whilst the first floor level consists of additional bedroom accommodation.

The massing of this project resulted in three “stacked boxes”. The two living accommodation boxes both offers sheltered external balconies. This extends the internal living areas and master bedroom areas externally, on the Ground Floor with and East aspect. On the First Floor, two bedrooms have access to external balconies on both the East and West facades.

The design concept of the “stacked boxes” also offers sheltered arrival portico to the main entrance of the dwelling.