Cottage Cubed, Refurbishment of a 25sqm Fisherman's Cottage.

Bray, Co. Wicklow

DMVF were approached by the owner of this derelict mid-terraced fisherman’s cottage to undertake a full refurbishment. The original structure dates from the mid 19th Century. The cottage is tiny at 26 square meters and had no garden front or back. The house is listed as a protected structure. DMVF proposed to ‘insert’ a plywood box which would contain a bathroom and utility. The roof of the plywood box would be a sleeping platform and the faces of the box would house the kitchen, staircase and storage. The result is a modern intervention into a traditional cottage. This project was shorlisted for two RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2012.