Here’s a look at who won the RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland) Awards for Best House and Best Extension. The results were announced just as we went to print our latest magazine.
Folding House, Co Cork
Architectural practice: A2 Architects, www.a2.ie
This new 180 sqm house benefits from elevated views and rests on a light glazed curtain wall. The house stretches its way into its deep plot and sits within a densely planted garden designed in collaboration with ThirtyThreeTrees.
Hidden Garden, Co Dublin
Architectural practice: McCullough Mulvin Architects, www.mcculloughmulvin.com
A 40sqm extension with sunken garden room and a hidden courtyard linking old and new. This project was commended at the AAI awards earlier this year; to see the winners of that competition turn to page 126.