Formna, Inis Oírr

  • Client:Kevin and Brigid Keane
    Site area:0.2 ha / 0.4 acres
    Timeframe:Planning Application March 2010

    Landscape design for a family dwelling on the island of Inis Oírr. Located off the west coast of Ireland, Inis Oírr forms part of the Aran archipelago; a unique Limestone landscape with a dense overlay of manmade layers; soils, walls, monuments and settlement. The islands have been inhabited continuously since the Iron Age.

    The site consists of a collection of three small fields enclosed by dry stone walls. The overriding design objective is to harmonsie the new dwelling into the rich canvas of island landscape. The house is located to minimise the disruption to the existing walls and retain half of the site as working pasture and meadow.

    The existing manmade soils will be conserved and reused. On the upper levels of the site small sections of Limestone pavement will be exposed to create a niche for the unique island botany. A series of small terraces and a blossom garden provide outdoor living space for the family. New sections of wall will define functional areas; vegetable garden and parking / storage space.

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