Mourne | N. Ireland
The site is located on an area of lowlands to the north of Kilkeel and on the southern side of the Mourne Mountains. It is designated as an area of outstanding beauty and characterised by gently rolling countryside with agricultural land sub-divided by dry stone walls.
The dwelling has been conceived as a modern interpretation of the traditional cottages within the area, through the formation of a single volume - a common feature of the local vernacular. The main living space is open plan with the kitchen, dining and living areas defined by elements of built-in furniture.
The house affords beautiful distant views of the countryside and private spaces relative to newly created landscaped courtyards.
The facade has been composed to include relief and a variety of texture. The depth of the openings provides shading in the summer and framed views. Each combine to break down the scale of the house further and provide distinct, crisp modern detailing.