House in Ards
The historic maps of this site at Ards, Creeslough reveal a historic clachan settlement close to the proposed site location. We developed a design which took inspiration from the indigenous Irish clachan. Clachan’s were historic cluster developments which grew in an organic way, as building were added they provided shelter to others. By reducing the house into two elements with differing heights we have replicated the essence of the clachan typology.