S&A with Marvin Architect’s Challenge Winner Dave Lennon of Project Architects

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I spoke with Dave Lennon, Practice Director, of Project Architects who’s answerable for one in every of many additional distinctive worthwhile homes on this yr’s MyMarvin Architect’s Challenge rivals. Located in Ireland, this nineteenth century stone school and chapel known as Tynte Park Lodge turned a home once more inside the Nineteen Seventies, nevertheless the current proprietor wanted extra room. Lennon answered his shopper’s drawback by making a model new two-storey addition that included a kitchen/consuming area, sitting room, and disabled-accessible bathe on the first flooring, and a important bed room, dressing room, and office on the second story. So, how did he justify this new extension with the distinctive residence? Let’s uncover out:

Q&A with Marvin Architects Challenge Winner Dave Lennon of Project Architects in sponsor main architecture  Category

How did you retain stability between the distinctive stone development and the renovation and addition?

Once we had chosen a two-storey extension to the property, the hyperlink between the two buildings turned essential. It wanted to incorporate the steps and rise from single storey to first flooring. The shopper moreover required extreme ceiling ranges.We achived this hyperlink by allowing the roof line of the two-storey extension to run right down to fulfill the framed roof of the hyperlink. The change in scale is softened, and I actually really feel a stability is achieved between new extension and distinctive setting up.

What are a couple of of the challenges in working with a 200-yr-earlier developing?

From a design perspective, the scarcity of sunshine in distinctive developing was an issue. We tried to unravel this disadvantage by glazing the hyperlink setting up completely on the facet of the inside courtyard, which carried pure daylight into coronary coronary heart of distinctive setting up.

Q&A with Marvin Architects Challenge Winner Dave Lennon of Project Architects in sponsor main architecture  CategoryThe stone development was constructed between 1810 and 1820.

Q&A with Marvin Architects Challenge Winner Dave Lennon of Project Architects in sponsor main architecture  CategoryThe gardens received a facelift, too – crops and water choices have been added.

What have been a couple of of the choices and provides of the distinctive development which were saved?

The distinctive setting up was solely renovated internally. A new toilet was put in and an earlier fireside was eradicated to create extra room inside the consuming room. The hyperlink between the two buildings allowed us to internally expose quite a lot of the  stone work of the distinctive developing. The exterior choices and finishes of the distinctive setting up have been maintained. The window frames have been modified with new hardwood frames nevertheless distinctive leaded lights have been reglazed into frames.

Were there any new choices added which were made to look distinctive?

Once a selection was made in order so as to add the extension, it was agreed with the consumer that we’d not try and match the top of distinctive development nevertheless that we’d use comparable provides similar to pure stone and granite and introduce fashionable choices corresponding to nook residence home windows and double-peak glazed perform house home windows at stairs to reflect buyers need to have a up to date delicate-crammed extension.

Q&A with Marvin Architects Challenge Winner Dave Lennon of Project Architects in sponsor main architecture  Category

Q&A with Marvin Architects Challenge Winner Dave Lennon of Project Architects in sponsor main architecture  Category

What was your favorite part of this particular enterprise?

Working with the consumer who was clear about her needs and as well as the prospect to work with stone masons who beloved the dimensions of newest assemble.

What are a number of of the best strategies to make an earlier, stone residence (harking back to this one) actually really feel warmth and alluring?

The use of glazing [windows] to supply pure delicate in new assemble. Also, the variety of the acceptable location to put house home windows to maximise pure delicate and surrounding views is significant to a warmth, sensible and nice home.

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Photography by Paul Sherwood Photography, courtesy of Marvin Windows and Doors.

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