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Architecture, renovation and art meet in Burke House. Immersed in the stunning countryside of Ireland, a pre-existing building evolves into a modern, lean design. The older house crouches in the front. Two new blocks stretch out in the garden and wrap it within the secret heart of the residence. The result is a wonderful piece of architecture, daringly innovative yet perfectly in harmony with the surrounding landscape.

Luis Aguirre
Miguel Angel Santamaria
Razvan Brezoianu

Building area: 232 sqm
Location: Galway, Ireland
Client: Private

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New and old buildings merge together into a roomy yet intimate area. The resulting arrangement guarantees a creative solution for many issues of domestic space.

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The new blocks also provide the comfort of intimacy. The bedroom is annexed on the side, with a private, soothing view of the inner courtyard.

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Yet the distinctive, futuristic look of the façade is, perhaps, what enchants the most about Burke House.

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The studio climbs on top of the new staircase, offering a long, meditative sight of the beautiful surroundings.

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The living room joins now the dining room and the kitchen into an amazing, larger daytime unit, ideally designed for the demands of a modern lifestyle.

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Wooden louvres cover a wall-like glass-window, allowing a manual control on the natural light, and a definitive immersion with the outside.

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Interior fixed furniture is carefully combined with the architecture of the space to provide a fully integrated design.