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AAI & AATE Site Visit : House on Sky Road

The AAI, in association with Architecture at the Edge (AATE), are delighted to present a site visit to House on Sky Road, Galway, by Peter Carroll of A2 Architects.

House on Sky Road draws its own emphatic datum line.  Panning from the contoured hills either side this house registers and faces the force seaward winds while creating the opportunity for sheltered microclimate within.
A forty-two-metre long cast-in-situ concrete beam spans a dip in a local ridge to enable a clear-spanning living, dining and kitchen space at the core of the house. Two lower perpendicular flanking wings lie either side – one of the bedrooms and another of ancillary spaces. The resultant primary apertures made by the beam are in contrast to the remaining smaller window openings with their own expressed lintels.

AAI & AATE Site Visit: House at Sky Road by A2 Architects
Clifden Boat Club - H71 Y535 Clifden Boat Club Castle Demesne Galway

Saturday 01.10.22 11:30 a.m  (Tickets here
Saturday 01.10.22 12:30 p.m  (Tickets here

The layout and landscaping of the sheltered courtyard garden make this another room of the house. Large, lichen-covered boulders found onsite, granite patios and local stone walls provide focal points for approaching the house and encourage the use of this space. This garden is anchored by trees and hedging saved when the site was cleared and contrasts with the nature of the far larger landscape beyond.

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.

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Click on Tickets
Click on Enter Promo Code
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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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