The problem of extending historically planned residences in Dublin city centre presents often similar challenges, upgrading and to a certain extent subverting the way a house designed in the XVIII or XIX century to modern living. In this case, two adjacent terraced houses, both with the same fortunate South Westerly aspect were extended and modified over a period of 5 years. The first one, n°18, was totally refurbished and extended using a section of the house as the principle for its extension.
The second one was instead extended by using a multiple of the plan of the house as generating principle for the aggregation. The resulting pattern of aggregation is visually and physically complementary yet individual and diverse.