A-House | FKL architects

• April 21, 2009

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Sketch courtesy FKL architects

A-House is a single-family house located on a mews lane, in a Victorian suburb of Dublin, designed by Ireland based FKL architects. The house is an exploration of diagonal space within an orthogonal form and the possibilities of integrating environmental concerns at a fundamental level.


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A concrete tube provides the structural and spatial organisation and encloses the public areas of the house. Divided by joinery elements, the tube of space is twisted between ground and first floor to allow a relationship to the garden and daylight from above.

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This diagonal spatial relationship between the two floors allows a simultaneous experience of all dimensions of the house – length, breadth, height and extending into the surroundings in unexpected diagonal glimpses.

A House‘ has been designed to achieve an ‘A’-Building Energy Rating, with a particular emphasis on the use of passive systems.

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+ Project credits

Project: A-House
Location: Victorian suburb of Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Architect: FKL architects
Photographer:  Verena Hilgenfeld

+ All images courtesy FKL architects

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