InishBofin Earth Centre
Education and Cultural Centre, Inishbofin island, Co Galway.
The proposal is to establish an education and cultural centre, visible from the boat upon arrival to the island and within easy walking distance of the pier.
The roof pitch and the plan footprint of the existing house were taken as the generator of form and the need to create a sheltered external space was used as a generator of layout. The proposed courtyard is to the rear of the existing house and stepped both to accommodate the topography of the land and also to define a more private area for residents. It is centred on the existing water tank that will continue to have a role in the collection of rainwater for irrigation.
- Middlequarter Inishbofin, Co Galway