Cliff House, Dublin Bay

This family home is perched on the southern slopes of a cliff extending down towards Dublin Bay. The design exploits the orientation and view with a section that maintains views from the public road to the rear of the site. The upper floor of living spaces are arranged around a courtyard space with panoramic views through mature stands of Scots Pine. The lower floor bedrooms are set back and shaded by the overhanging living spaces overhead, with vertical shafts of light brought down to the lower levels. Steps and terraces connect the living spaces with exterior terraced landscape on the south facing slopes.

View over landscape and bay from terrace


Northern entrance

Interior view

Carved stone volumes, under construction

Overlapping of living and sleeping levels, proximity to trees

Internal staircase as light filter to lower level


South west view






Study model

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