RIAI Public Choice Award – Leagaun House

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 are back with Ryan W. Kennihan Architects again, this time heading out west to a modernist farmhouse on the edge of Lough Corrib.

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Leagaun House

Ryan W. Kennihan Architects

Ryan W. Kennihan Architects are back for a second day running (yesterday), this time with a modernist hulk in Galway which sits “quietly in a field adjacent to Lough Corrib, familiar and yet distinctly unique“. More here.

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Spot the cat… Source: architecturalawards.ie
White limewashed walls stand in bold contrast to the surrounding green countryside.Source: architecturalawards.ie
Exposed timber beams lift your eyes and contrast the white and grey concrete. Source: architecturalawards.ie
A restrictive palette has some merits… Source: architecturalawards.ie
But risks being a tad stark. Let’s hope the new occupants have a taste for bright tapestries and plenty of knick-nacks… Source: architecturalawards.ie
The lines are striking but the house runs the risk of feeling cold as a home. Architecturally stunning nonetheless. Source: architecturalawards.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