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Project: Detached Dwelling in Templeogue, Dublin 6W.     Date: November 2018 to February 2022      Job Description: Design, Planning, Project Management


Detached dwelling in Dublin 6W

The Brief

CK Architecture was commissioned to design a new residence on a corner site in Templeogue. The clients were the owners of the current semi-detached, two-story house. The neighborhood already had precedents for similar projects. The site covered an approximate area of 625 sqm. The existing dwelling was extended at ground floor to side and the clients' preference was to preserve the existing extension. The clients were unsure if they were to build the house subject to planning permission, or if they were to sell the site to a small developer. They were ideally interested with a 3 or 4 bedrooms detached house plus an attic storage room if possible.


The Project

The design was developed for a three-storey, three-bedroom house and two attic storage rooms. The orientation of the front facade is North-East, while the rear facade faces South-West. The side facade was carefully composed to enliven the corner site and create a double-fronted dwelling. To optimize sunlight penetration in the kitchen/dining room, a single-storey area was incorporated at the rear of the dwelling. Due to site constraints, a new parking space could not be accommodated at the front. Instead, a parking space was proposed at the rear of the property, resulting in a slight reduction of the rear open space allocated to the new dwelling. The building structure was designed with a double-leaf cavity masonry wall, fully filled with Xtratherm insulation. For efficient heating, an air-to-water heat pump was specified, with under-floor heating at the ground floor and low-heat radiators at the upper levels. Double glazing PVC windows were selected by the clients who have also managed all the decorative design within the house.

 

  Detached dwelling in Templeogue

Detached dwelling in Templeogue

 

 

The Construction

The client decided to proceed with construction work in 2019, approximately one year after obtaining planning permission for the new house. CK Architecture was engaged to develop the construction design and facilitate a tender for the works. A local building contractor was selected for the project, and construction commenced in November 2020. CK Architecture assumed the role of the PSDP (Project Supervisor for Design Process) and acted as the clients' representative during the construction phase. Despite facing challenges such as COVID-19 restrictions and the contractor's difficulties in sourcing specific materials, the construction timeline only experienced a small delay, and the dwelling was completed during February 2022, approximatly four months later than initially scheduled.

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