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Boyle, Ireland


A new house arises from an undulating Irish landscape. The hard landscape features have been limited to a minimum to achieve this notion of the house pushing through a pure landscape, pretending it has been there forever. The limestone cladding of the house falls and crumbles into million of pieces which then become a driveway and the paths at the back. Their edges are hidden, undefined and the vegetation is crawling in to evoke the process of succession. The turfed mounds at the back grow towards the house and spill over the terrace when they arrive. This creates a tension between the landscape and a view from a living room. In stark contrast to generally open character, the south perimeter is heavily tree-planted and creates, together with neighbouring trees, an illusion of endless woodland. 


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