tsubo +

dublin, ireland

 

This proposal for an extension to a family home in Dublin was informed by the client’s interest in Japanese architecture and the desire for a better connection to the west facing garden.

A courtyard garden, or tsubo-niwa as they are known throughout Japan, is positioned at the centre of the reordered home. A typical tsubo-niwa is limited in size, whereas the courtyard is, in this instance, extended and connected to the living spaces; allowing our clients to live within their garden.