This site is relatively rural with a dispersed settlement in the countryside containing some of the most majestic views of the Mourne Mountains.
The site was defined as a field paddock and had boundary qualities consisting of a natural dry-stone wall with a cattle crush and small farm buildings. The site has southerly undisrupted views towards the Mourne mountains and beyond and the dwelling design was required to consider and respect all matters of residing in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. [AONB]
The dwelling concept symbolises simple rectilinear forms traditional of farm buildings represented as a clachan settlement of a collection of two pitched forms immediately perpendicular to one another. The spatial geometry and massing of which is conjoined by a flat roof element of the building acting as the spine.
The materials used were also derived from typical farm buildings in a contemporary manor. The main block is constructed in localised stone to emanate that of the surrounding stone walls. This block is the main living space and is orientated to overlook the views and heat gain from the solar path. The rear block is at right angles to the front block which creates a clachan. This is clad entirely in corrugated metal tin painted grey.
This design nestles well into the rural surroundings and due to clever design maximises the internal layout on a storey and a half design to ensure ridge restriction was met.