A farm workers’ cottage in Tipperary
by Tierney Haines Architects

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Dublin architects Tierney Haines are about to start building this timber cottage in Tipperary.

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The two-bed home, for workers on a stud farm, received planning permission earlier this year. "The brief was to make it as simple as possible and use timber from the farm (larch, ash, oak)", says Stephen Tierney.

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See furniture designed by Tiernes Haines in our earlier story.

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Here's some info from the architects:

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A Farm workers cottage in Tipperary

This small dwelling is for workers on a stud farm in Tipperary. There are plentiful local resources of timber and this was an important part of the brief that the house have a timber quality.

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It was stressed both by the Clients and the planners that the house needed to be very simple. However we felt that the full length rooflight provided the possiblility of creating a unified internal space that made the most of the building’s volume.

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An enlarged mezzanine (study – play area) overlooks the kitchen/dining room and sitting room joined by a small bridge. The house turns a quiet austere façade to the farmyard activities while opening up to the good views and favourable aspect to the South.

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Posted on Sunday, July 20th, 2008 at 11:35 pm by . See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • ivan

    It is said that there are plentiful local resources of timber but the intrior is clad in plasterboard, they are going to create a unified internal space with rooflight but there is low flat ceiling. The resalt does not respond to the aim.

  • Theo

    Very neat.

  • http://www.architectonica.ca Dariusz

    love the simplicity of the building..awesome skylights in the dead centre of the roof.. can definitely work!

  • leandro locsin

    SIMPLE DOESNT HAVE TO BE BORING.

  • stev

    pure, modest, smart – I like it

  • edward

    Nice work. Glad no interior exposed timber, the light will reflect off the white surface enhancing illumination though it would work better if the skylights weren’t recessed.

  • J.George

    slightly dull.

  • Rockstar

    Why is this building up here..??? ok, as a house, but it is absolutly not worth to be published…there is so much better stuff out there.

  • Xit

    SIMPLE DOESNT HAVE TO BE BORING

    In this case it does

  • viqui

    I agree with Rockstar, unless unpublished plans and details reveal something more…