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AAI Site Visit : House on Dalkey Hill 

A reminder for tomorrow's AAI site visit.
House on Dalkey Hill, by Arigho Larmour Wheeler Architects.

Attendance at site visits is very limited, so if you can no longer attend please cancel your booking through Eventbrite so that the tickets can be made available. Refunds will of course be issued for all cancellations made in advance.

10:45am Saturday 11.02.23 @ Dalkey Quarry, Ardbrugh Road, Co.Dublin  (Tickets here

The AAI is delighted to host a site-visit to House on Dalkey Hill by Arigho Larmour Wheeler Architects.

Description by the Architects:

The site for the House on Dalkey Hill has protected views over it towards Dublin Bay. It was a starting point for us to think about this house being low and integrated within a landscape. The mass of the new building is broken up into three blocks conceived as granite outcrops.

Reflecting the granite tones of the local stone, a pigmented layered concrete is used as the external envelope. The formwork was designed to make an uneven surface much like the local stone. Though the proposed forms are simple, the process of making the walls will add a soft and gentle texture.

The planting plays a vital part in blending the volumes of the house into the wider landscape. The roofs and courtyards, front and rear gardens have been carefully choreographed to provide privacy to the owners and views of the bay to the public from the street.

Arigho Larmour Wheeler is an award winning RIAI and RIBA chartered architectural practice with offices in Dublin and Belfast. 

For us, architecture is an opportunity to make things better. We are committed to finding creative yet pragmatic design solutions that add beauty and value to the projects we work on. From our studios in South Dublin and South Belfast we take pride in designing and delivering well-crafted buildings with a strong connection to their context and particular consideration to issues of sustainability, heritage, landscape and material. 

Established by Mark Arigho, Jane Larmour and Patrick Wheeler, we have extensive experience working on a diverse range of projects from award-winning public, cultural, educational and commercial buildings to one-off private residences in the UK and Ireland. Recent successes include being awarded second place in the International Design Competition for Ireland House, Tokyo, the RIAI Future Award 2020-21 and Finalists in the World Architecture Festival and Architectural Review Emerging Architects Awards 2020. 

The AAI regrets any disappointment caused by the relative short notice of this site visit. While every effort is made to schedule these as far in advance as possible, these visits are made possible only by the generosity and time of Architects, Clients and Contractors, and occasionally it can't be helped.

Members that are entitled to complimentary tickets as part of their membership benefits can access these using the email address used to register the membership, as per the following instructions.

Go to the Eventbrite page (Link above)
Click on Tickets
Click on Enter Promo Code
Enter the membership email address
This should allow you to book a ticket free of charge

If you have any queries regarding your membership status or benefits please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

President / Programme Officer – Orla O’Kane
Interim Secretary – John Flynn
Treasurer – Joe Swan
Awards & Competitions Officer – Séamus Bairéad
Publications Officer – Harry Hogan
Site Visit Officer – Anna Livia Dillon
Committee Members – Aakriti Sood, Alice Bowler, Bébhinn Smith, Darragh O'Keeffe, Declan Quirke, Deirbhile Doddy Clarke, Elizabeth Pfister, Louiser McGarrigle, Luke Benson, Luke Peppard, Peter Sagar, Rob Curley, Todor Todorov

The Architectural Association of Ireland is a non-profit voluntary organisation, founded in 1896, with the aim of promoting greater discussion, dissemination and engagement in architecture and the built environment. Since its foundation, the AAI has developed a range of initiatives to encourage the amelioration of architectural culture in Ireland. Today, regular activities include an annual public lecture series comprising national and international speakers; site visits to emerging projects across the country; the publication of Building Material, the sole, peer-reviewed, journal on contemporary architectural discourse, critical practice and scholarship in architecture in Ireland.
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