This dwelling has a prominent location within the Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Patrick Bradley Architects were appointed to create a bespoke, modest replacement dwelling in lieu of a 1970’s split level bungalow.
The new dwelling was established as a modern-day pavilion on this beautiful site overlooking the ocean and views towards Rathlin Island. An important existing feature were the two holly trees which are prominent along the front boundary. These trees are very personal to the clients and it was important these were retained. We carefully created a focal point and designed the main pedestrian approach to the pavilion in between the two uniformed holly trees.
The pavilion is conceived thereafter as part of a freestanding rectilinear form which the main dwelling is directly connected to under the over sailing eaves and colonnaded walkway. Function and form have been fully harmonised by the pleasing proportions yet simple design. The large glazed frameless windows provide an undulating expression of seamless aesthetics whilst the pavilions canopy creates an experience of light and space fully integrating with nature.
This sculptural interplay of internal and external spaces is an expression of creative architecture at a small scale blurring the line between inside and out.