RIAI Public Choice Award – Gottstein Architects

Every day this week we are highlighting the best residential nominees for this year's Irish Architect Awards in the RIAI People's Choice Awards. Today we look at another Dublin 6 extension to a traditional house which strikes a bargain between traditional original and brutalist new.


Extension to a Protected Structure, Rathmines

Gottstein Architects

Another tasteful extension in Dublin 6, this time from the futurist Gottstein Architects who attempted a combination of traditional Dublin house and an ultra-modern design in this protected red brick end-terrace in Rathmines.

Straight lines of laid concrete and plain brickwork have a certain style.
Straight lines of laid concrete and plain brickwork have a certain style. Source: architectureawards.ie
Huge timber-framed picture windows open up the living areas to the garden… Source: architectureawards.ie
While the central courtyard has allowed extra light into the kitchen. Source: architectureawards.ie
But despite all the the glass and openings, the 2 feet of concrete makes us feel like we are in a bunker… Source: architectureawards.ie
And we can’t help thinking we love the traditional parquet floor and turned stair banister most of all! Source: architectureawards.ie

Vote for your favourite Architecture Award

Vote for your favourite for this year’s RIAI Public Choice Award at the Irish Architecture Awards 2014 – go to www.architectureawards.ie to cast your vote or check out all the other residential nominees here…

Irish Architecture Awards 2014