Contemporary House, Antrim


This was part of a sketch design process for a new contemporary house in County Antrim. It explored several alternative ideas for a new home on the client’s site, ranging from a contemporary flat roofed two storey building to a more traditional two and a half storey pitched roof design.

The two storey flat roofed design took advantage of the reasonably flat section of land within the site. It had a contemporary compact plan over two storey’s, incorporating 4 bedrooms, an open plan kitchen/dining/living space and separate office space. It was proposed to have a limited and tasteful palette of materials, to include Western Red Cedar timber paneling,  white render, thermally broken aluminium windows / doors and a zinc roof. Its design focus was to create a modern highly glazed home with a good connection with its garden, without blowing the budget.


The second option was for a much more traditional form over two and a half storeys, which sat on the steeper sloping section of the site and stepped down with the landscape. It used a similar pallette of materials but with the inclusion of stonework to the lower level to echo the stonework found on the site. Again its focus was on its connection with outside spaces both at ground and first floor.