Irish Country House - 'origami' design in North Ireland

Among the rolling hills of Northern Ireland in Kells, the 'Origami' country house by UK-based architect Jane D Burnside is an ultra-modern home with traditional ideals. Despite its contemporary and unconventional shape, this unusual Irish house was made to grow old in. A single-level layout makes a functional and comfortable design for living, composed of eight pavilions including a garage, all at ground level. Connected via a footbridge overlooking a dam, waterfall and pool, the pavilions of this glass wall house each deliver ever-changing views of nature. The charming white facades of this country house are simple, with cut-out windows offering a clandestine glimpse of the vast vaulted ceiling inside. A true focal point and due to the roof’s staggered silhouette, the ceiling inside appears as folded origami, reflecting the natural light flooding in through floor-to-ceiling windows. The sustainable architectural design of this forest home was carved into the landscape, and only one tree was cut in the process. Origami House was awarded Best House prize in the 2009 RIAI Awards, and was shortlisted for Best House in the RIBA Awards. Jane D Burnside Architects
via Contemporist

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Posted on August 27, 2009 7:52 PM in Glass Houses

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