Shortlisted, RIAI International Architecture Competition 2009

Four ‘Enclosed Gardens’ of Housing and Amenities provide a clear and compact extension to Tipperary Town while echoing its medieval walled core. 143no, three, four and five bedroom houses are provided. Each house is a ‘self-contained garden’ within the larger garden of each housing block. Privacy is provided for bedrooms while kitchen/dining areas enjoy dual relationship with front and back gardens on the ground floor. On the other hand elevated first floor living rooms to each house allow enjoyment of distant views beyond. The proposed construction methods avail of local materials including precast concrete walls and flooring, external dry-stone rendering, Douglas Fir screens and perimeter glazing and sedum grass roofing.