A modern cottage restored from ruins in rural Donegal
The dwelling is nestled into a triangular plot bounded by mature trees. The ruins that were existing on site presented themselves as an opportunity for retention, not demolition.
The dwelling took form as a clachan of old stone buildings with the insertion of a steel frame and coloured insulated panels. Whilst constrained in footprint, the contrast of old and new is clear to see and pleasing to the eye.
The orientation of the building was very much dictated by the building footprints however in its nature, this provided views towards mountain landscape and to the rear large pine trees providing a seclusively romantic external living space.