Cantrell and Crowley’s first organic house is close to completion. The site is located in Cabinteely, Co Dublin. The site known as Druid Glen comprises of 2.3 hectares. On the site is a National Monument Reference: 026-007, the Glen Druid Portal Tomb.
Our Client from the out-set has driven the project to achieve an organic form to compliment the movement of the sites contours and avail of its wonderful setting, whilst providing a healthy home and designing creative spaces to enjoy – these principals were key for our Client.
The scheme is based on organic architecture principals where: ‘’Organic architecture’’ promotes harmony between human habitation and the natural world through design approaches so sympathetic and well-integrated with its site, that buildings, furnishings, and surroundings become part of a unified, interrelated composition.’’
The design was based on 2 free flowing forms (derived from the free flowing contours on site) where the first form accommodates the sleeping areas and the second form accommodates the living spaces – all – organized around the sites sun path to the south providing views through ‘’picture’’ and ‘’slit’’ windows to avail of the outside environment at every opportunity. Typology images on the slit window design below.
Although not fully completed we can’t wait to see the final landscaping completed.