Planning Permission granted on these 2 designs…the secret of Mayo design is simplicity of form…

Just received confirmation of GRANT of planning permission of these 2 schemes:

1. New house near Ballina, County Mayo:

2. House extension to traditional Irish cottage, near Ballina, County Mayo:

Contemporary extension to traditional Irish cottage

Contemporary extension to traditional Irish cottage

What’s interesting about these schemes is that they adhere to the Mayo Rural Housing Design Guidelines I’ve referred to this publication on numerous occasions but anyone building in Mayo should read and understand this excellent publication.

The guidelines described in this publication do not dictate what your design should be but instead give a recommended direction in which to create a suitable and sustainable architecture for Mayo. The publication also encourages contemporary design and advises “to employ the services of an experienced, qualified architect”, ahem.

But why do these contemporary designs hold the Design Guidelines?

To quote from the above document, what you should be looking for is:

  • Simplicity of forms
  • Natural finishes that blend with the local landscape
  • Careful detailing
  • Reduction of visible scale.
  • But how do you achieve these principles? Easy, “employ the services of an experienced, qualified architect”, ahem.

    2 thoughts on “Planning Permission granted on these 2 designs…the secret of Mayo design is simplicity of form…

    1. The kitchen in that clip you need to close the slide on the ovens to get to the cubords.Have you ever cooked in a kitchen?.Looks nice but how can it work its one of those stupid ideas

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