TTT
Thirtythreetrees Ltd.
77 Merrion Square
Dublin 2
D02 DH22

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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, 90mm free of the house, a protected Georgian structure. The "open air table" was TTT's first concept for the project, removing the glazed shelter and connection to house previously proposed by others. The client, a film maker, requested a “conspiratorial space”. Standing among trees, the structure is formed of 3 x 3m structural bays, 250mm the unit thickness throughout. The Courtyard features redbrick, alternating with stone that extends into the Winter Garden. Perforated steel gates echo the pattern. Above one steps out to a perforated steel deck, in the canopy of a tree. Structural beams are expressed in the surface of the Terrace, with benches situated for sun light. 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 in the wall, sourced from the Orsoni furnace in Venice. J Shields: principal designer, detailing and drawing production, M Vlahos: Plant specialist, F Hayes: Technical support and programme management, L Edden: Structural engineer

RIAI Irish Architecture Awards, Highly Commended 2021 - (TTT Courtyard & Terrace featured)