A sunken courtyard was created by excavating the sloping ground to the side of an existing terraced house. This courtyard provides an aspect and daylight to a new living room attached to the existing. The roof of the new addition acts as a roof terrace and an extension of the rear garden providing views to the mountains beyond. Status: Completed summer 2009. This project was commended at the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2010 and the OPUS Awards 2010. Details of these awards and others can be found here. This project featured in House magazine to view the article visit our Publications here.