Located on a mews lane in a Victorian suburb of Dublin, Ireland, the project involved the development of three modest contemporary homes.
Conceptually, three simple open-ended tubes define the spatial enclosure of each house. Each of these two-storey houses is five metres wide by ten metres deep and contains the same programme: a garage, bedroom, bathroom and storage on the ground floor with the kitchen, dining and living area occupying the single space above.
Paul Kelly, a partner of FKL architects and occupant of one of the homes, designed the project in collaboration with the architect Dermot Boyd and interior designer Deirdre Whelan. The project was nominated for the Mies Van Der Rohe Award in 2001.