Small Project Highly Commended 2018
Architect: O’Sullivan Skoufoglou Architects
Structural Engineer: Entuitive Engineering
Main Contractor/Joinery: Jassa Construction
Wood Supplier: Quercus, S.R.O
Wood Species: European oak
This intervention replaced a 1970’s extension that divided the space into separate kitchen and dining rooms, allowing little connection to the garden. The client wanted more light, space and ample storage. The dining area is incorporated into the façade of deep vertical oak fins with direct views out to the garden. Internally, oak beams and ash-veneered plywood storage walls provide a sense of enclosure. A bench seat and solid-ash bespoke table complete the dining area. The built-in kitchen furniture uses the same palette, keeping the space simple yet warm. Oak and ash were selected for their use in Irish mythology, connecting to the owner’s roots. All timber elements were fabricated and pre-assembled in a workshop before being assembled onsite.