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Seaview House // Isabel Barros Architects

Text description provided by the architects.

The Seaview House is located in the southern coast of County Wexford in Ireland, 700 meters from the sea coast and 4 km of the fishing village of Kilmore Quay.
The brief for this project asked to convert the existing building into a bright contemporary/flamant style seaside bungalow.
The existing bungalow was built in the mid-seventies.

© Robert Mullan Photography

© Robert Mullan Photography

© Robert Mullan Photography

© Robert Mullan Photography

The layout was not functional and neglected the solar orientation and the fantastic sea views.
The design proposed to mimic the volume of the old bungalow with the intention of raising the house to overlook the landscape while providing breath-taking views of the sea and the Saltee Islands.
This bold prolongation of the existing house converted what was a typical 1970’s Irish bungalow into a modern twenty-first-century vibrant home.
The original house was completely renovated and the building’s fabric upgraded.

© Robert Mullan Photography

© Robert Mullan Photography

© Isabel Barros Architects

© Isabel Barros Architects

Originally the house had a BER F rating, after the upgrades the house it is expected to achieve a BER A3 rating (to be confirmed after current travel restrictions are lifted). The timber cladding was selected to reduce the potential impact of the new volume in the landscape. The use of a natural product was paramount to blend the new structure with the landscape.
The cladding was installed diagonally to accentuate the uniqueness of the form.

© Robert Mullan Photography

© Robert Mullan Photography

© Robert Mullan Photography

© Robert Mullan Photography

The new extension was fully wrapped with cladding to emphasize the mass intact in the splendour of its form. Accoya wood was selected for the cladding and battens for its durability, stability, and sustainability properties..

© Isabel Barros Architects

© Isabel Barros Architects

© Robert Mullan Photography

© Robert Mullan Photography

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