One of the occupants of this dwelling is disabled and wheelchair bound, so it was critical that every aspect of this design catered to the requirements of the disabled user. It was important that design also created a homely environment that did not feel overly clinical. The heating is underfloor and the dwelling is orientated on the site maximise the benefit of sun and light.
The owners of this dwelling approached CBA Architects based on seeing some of our work around Cork and on seeing an article in the Irish Examiner on a dwelling designed for a client in Tipperary.
The clients asked CBA Architects to re-design their existing Cork based home, to transform it both inside and out and to include an extension to incorporate an open plan living space for the family.
A key feature in the open plan kitchen/living dining area is the sunken living space giving it a true sense of definition within the overall space.
Other key features in this dwelling are the kitchen design and its finish, along with the bespoke open thread staircase with glass balustrade and polished stainless steel handrail, which is a standout element in the entrance hall and sets the tone for what’s to come in this Cork suburban home.
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Glandore: House Extension and Renovation
This existing bungalow required a makeover and complete re-design of the internal spaces and layout. With the help of a small 6.5 sq.m extension we opened the living, kitchen and dining spaces, flooded them with light and took advantage of the views of the beautiful harbour at Glandore.
At the other end of the house we converted a garage to include for a master bedroom with an en-suite. Windows and insulation were upgraded along with a new gas fired central heating system being installed.
Key features in this design were a large island connecting the old with the new, A walnut sliding pocket door to allow for flexibility in the open plan spaces and standing seam zinc cladding to new extension externally.
CBA Architects specialise in designing new homes and renovating existing dwellings for people with disabilities. Whether you are living on your own or with family we are Architects that work with you to achieve a design solution that will meet your needs.
As in all our designs we design for both the present and the future. Everyone’s needs are different and we as architects recognise this. We have worked with clients in Cork, Tipperary, Limerick, to name a few, and helped them to achieve a design and build a home that is specifically thought out for them. The idea that a small 1-bedroom extension with a Part M accessible toilet built onto an existing dwelling will solve all problems, is narrow-minded thinking and there is much more that needs to be looked at in this type of project.