77 Merrion Square
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MERRION SQUARE TOWNHOUSE, COURTYARD & TERRACE, Dublin | 2020
(status | built)
A board marked concrete structure stands like a table or a ship in a bottle, offset 90mm from the house, a protected Georgian structure. The "table" was TTT's initial concept for the project. The client, a film maker, requested a “conspiratorial space”. The structure sits among trees in a courtyard also designed by TTT, featuring an alternating pattern of red brick and stone paving, that extends into the Winter Garden. Perforated steel gates repeat the floor pattern. Accessing the first floor terrace, one steps out to a perforated steel deck, in the canopy of a tree. Structural beams are expressed in the surface, with benches situated for sun and view. Planting is made level with the terrace with sunken pits and a suspended steel planter. A sample of the tile work at Querini Stampalia features on the wall, sourced from the Orsoni furnace in Venice. Design Team: J Shields: principal designer, detailing, M Vlahos: plant spec, F Hayes: project management, L Edden: structural engineer, M Grigor: guidance.
RIAI Irish Architecture Awards, Highly Commended 2021 - (Courtyard & Terrace featured)