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This 1950′s semi-detached house located in Silchester Park, Dublin, Ireland needed a small upgrade. The owners wanted to transform a little bit their home into a brighter and more breezy living space, so the team of architects responsible with the project, GKMP Architects, came up with the following solution: a modern extension to the existing house. Parts of the new addition were covered in terracotta tiles that resembled to bricks, for a more traditional look. “The timber roof of the extension is covered in sedum to have a visual connection with the garden when viewed from the upper floor. A rooflight is made at the point of connection between the new and the existing to pull light into the plan.”

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Inside, wood and the same terracotta tiles define the space. Basically, the extension was envisioned as a transition area, connecting the big house with the courtyard. It now houses the kitchen and a small living area. Since the building of the extension, the new living area became the family’s favourite spot in the house. Photo credit: Alice Clancy. 

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