"Completed in August of 2009, the 64 square meter extension to a cottage in Dalkey / Ireland, emphasizes natural light, a minimal color palette and a zeros-cape garden. The simple extension connects the ground floor level with the rear of the main house. A grand expanse of glass allows the garden to become part of the interior as it creates a tone of tranquility and calmness over the interior experience. A black terrazo floor spans as an ocean of dark color to set the backdrop for the custom made furniture by Wild Child Originals. A PK22 chair, with chrome plated matte steel and original tan leather sits quietly but formally adjacent to a desk overlooking the courtyard. Detailed with beautiful patina support, this early production model from E Kold Christiansen in 1956, warms and anchors a sense of history and memory to the dwelling.
A beautiful execution of balance, function and comfort shapes the extension into a beautiful retreat from work.
ODOSarchitects not only put Ireland in the contemporary architectural map but also beyond as they are given the opportunity to create more dwellings like this."
Tranquility and serenity are what come to mind. Less, is indeed, more.
Via Yatzer and
Posted by switch-smith at 9:28 PM . Tuesday, March 9, 2010