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Mimetic House

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Dominic Stevens Architects
location Dromahair
function private house
contributed by EmmettScanlon

Sitting in the middle of a richly textured, marshy field, just outside the town of Dromahair, this house in fact literally evolved from the ground up. It has two parts: a cast-concrete, part-buried series of sleeping, working and washing chambers below ground, and a glass-clad, open-plan living space on top. The glass room is a pavilion in the round, and a loose, informal rockroad brings you to the house and down into the landscape, the grass allowed to grow up to, around and under the house itself. The glass room tilts out and up in varying ways, so the ground but not the sky is reflected. In some lights and locations, the form disappears. The house dissolves and recedes back into the landscape, in a dynamic and delicate way, shifting minute by minute, depending on the light, the rain, the time of day. You can see right through the house, the landscape uninterrupted by its presence. The tilted, planted roof is even happily growing a little wild in places.

A. Garry King says:
An enchanting chimera and wildflower mirage.
Margaret Browne says:
Love the house. Perfect in the environment.
Naoyuki Inoue. from Ashiya Japan says:
The Japanese local government would never allow residents to build houses in such a location. Very interesting.
antonio says:
very good up grade ....well done.
jonel says:
keep doing is very beneficial
Lodewijk says:
Den Haag, Netherlands 14-Sep-07
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Mimetic House
Shriff Crossroads Moneyduff
Project is not public!
How to get there? Located in a marshy field just outside the village of Dromahair, Leitrim County. The house is that much integrated in the environment that you blink and miss it. The private house is not open for the public. When going north from Dromahair, stop at the crossroad between Shriff and Moneyduff. On the left you'll see the house.
Completion 2006
ArchitectDominic Stevens Architects
Client Grace Weir & Joe Walker
Project ID 787
Latitude/Longitude 54°15'12N 08°18'18W
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