Hofler Architects are currently working on a new scheme of 15 apartments and 2 town houses on a prominent infill site in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. The new dwellings are being designed to the highest environmental and space standards to surpass all current regulations.
New retail units are to be provided at ground floor to enliven the street. All new apartments will have generous south-facing balconies stretching to their full widths. High quality materials are being selected such as Portland stone, contemporary brickwork and zinc cladding. Elements of brighter colour are injected with built-in planter boxes. Further colour is to be visible within the depth of the balconies where the dividing walls are to be highlighted.
Two new town houses are to be provided to the rear of the site, on the far side of an exciting, landscaped residents courtyard. This outdoor space opens itself up to the west to make the most of afternoon sun. It is to be heavily planted and provided with play equipment for children. The town houses will form the backdrop to the courtyard and will be exceptionally private with all of their main spaces looking into their own private outdoor spaces.