Ballymahon from ODOS Architecture
ODOS architects I have completed the Ballymahon project near Dublin, Ireland. This is a collection of buildings standing next to a forest area. The three form a courtyard that connects them, and all propose a variety of accommodation types, including guest areas. The focus of the design was on the creation of a modern residential area, if one got in touch with the past of the farmhouse.
This collection of 18th-century farm buildings is located in Ballymahon, Co. It is in the middle of forests outside Longford. Existing buildings originally consisted of three sides of a courtyard. An ancient collapsing stone wall completed this courtyard. A modern one-story wing replaces the ancient wall and offers open kitchens and dining rooms. Accommodation with private bathroom is provided at the back. The existing buildings have been restored, including several bedrooms, especially bedrooms, bathrooms, studios, garages and technical rooms.
The introduction of this modern wing is an attempt to complete the courtyard while allowing visual transparency between the courtyard and the forest areas. This is something that is not included in the current building collection. Large frameless glass widths allow the user access to the courtyard and the surrounding landscape. This contrasts with the experience of existing buildings. Small, worked-in interiors provide low-light areas that provide secondary accommodation. From the outside, the greasy cedar band attempted to tie this modern wing to the wooded area, presenting something from the existing collection of stone, brick, and slate buildings in the courtyard. The use of highly sandblasted sandblast concrete connects this modern wing with the existing building collection.
The modern wing was removed from the ground to achieve a buoy-like quality. This is in contrast to the directional character of existing buildings. This wing was "warped" in the existing two-story farmhouse, so that the surrounding countryside could overflow into the courtyard. The projecting area behind the farmhouse houses the master bedroom and creates a "view" of the surrounding woods. The extended patio off the dining area is an attempt to give the courtyard an edge. The mobile quality of this modern wing shows that a sliding door opens when viewed from the surrounding woods.