Housing: Sillogue 9

  • Location: Sillogue
  • Architect: McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects
  • Completed: N/A

The scheme is predicated on a clear articulation of public space. Building lines are consistent and complete with defined private spaces to the interior of the blocks. Dwellings are either houses or duplex arrangements with a common monopitch cross section allowing for ease and efficiency of construction.

Architectural rhythm in the public realm is achieved by a strong articulation of chimneys and large upper floor windows. The increase in scale is seen as appropriate in the context of a very large residential area with a preponder ance of otherwise similarly scaled streetscapes.

Non-parallel elevations support animated streets by the increased and varying dimensions between opposing elevations, while yet maintaining a clear legibility as to that which is public and private. Corners interrupt the rhythm but maintain the block integrity – irregularities of geometries are resolved at the corner locations.

Posted by Reflecting City Team on Thursday, September 18, 2008
Projects • (0) Comments • (0) TrackbacksPermalink
Page 1 of 1 pages