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Galway house voted Ireland’s favourite building

A house in County Galway has been unveiled as the public’s choice in the Irish Architecture Awards 2021.

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland announced that Field, Stonewall, House by Taylor Mc Carney Architects was voted Ireland’s favourite building.

The design was devised as a series of parallel fieldstone walls, fitting within the rural setting in the west of Ireland.

The project considered how such a building could “grow” from the site and in terms of scale, materials, colour and landscape.

It’s only the second residence to ever win this accolade and objects in its surrounding landscape include an apple tree, a shed (a childhood memory), and views to the mountain, Coill Chnoc Meadha, which are adopted and framed within the house.

The materials are those you would expect to see in the West of Ireland — dry stone, and a Corten steel hat which is typical of rusted roofs you see in a traditional farmyard.


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