Scott Tallon Walker

Fastnet/Coughlan House, Kinsale



2001 - 2003

Howard Holdings Plc
575 sq.m

Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland / Selected for Exhibition

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The site, which enjoys magnificent south facing views over Kinsale Harbour is accessed off the Kinsale to Summer Cove road. The site slopes steeply from the road level to the south boundary level over existence of 90 meters providing an average fall of 1 in 8.5.  


Of the total 575 square meter internal gross area, two 88 square meters is conventionally located in the visible two storey glaze structure. The balance of 287 square meters is sunk into the ground and the habitable rooms achieve natural light and ventilation through narrow unobtrusive slot windows in the terrace and carpark retaining walls. 


All rooms are accessed off the upper or lower level circulation halls. The lower ground floor circulation area achieves natural light from a large stairwell.