RIAI Public Choice Award – Studio Red 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 head out to the country to a wonderful farmhouse extension to replace some existing old sheds with a stunning haven.

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Farmhouse Extension

Studio Red Architects

This is a really exciting one today. Not a standalone house, but a conversion of a former shed in the grounds of a period country farmhouse by a lake to provide additional accommodation.

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We even get the pleasure of a Before and After:

Before

Dirty green corrugated iron shed… Source: architecturalawards.ie

After

Transformed into rural solace and a sleek living space. Source: architecturalawards.ie

Studio Red’s commentary modestly says:

Our proposal incorporates a new ‘shed’, set off the existing house, which opens new views through the house and site, whilst recalling some of the materials, agricultural detailing and characteristics of the original buildings.

That fire… That chair… We could sit there for days! Source: architecturalawards.ie
Classic white inside with strong Iroko timber features that reflect the wooded surroundings. Source: architecturalawards.ie
Dramatic yet soothing lighting. Source: www.studiored.ie
Flagstone flooring and cosy library. Source: www.studiored.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