Piltown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Kilkenny County Council
Approx. €3.01m Ex-VAT
Residential / Public Sector
0.5957 Hectare Site
2017 - Ongoing
Providing 17 New, Much-Needed, Social Houses, for the Kilkenny Region
This C.J. Falconer & Associates (CJFA) project for Kilkenny County Council will deliver 17 No. new residential units. The site - which engages with an existing housing estate Belline Vale to the West, a working farm to the East, and existing single-storey housing along the public road boundary to the South - was chosen by Kilkenny County Council for the creation of a scheme serving to link the existing village centre & community of Piltown, to the Belline Vale estate, by utilising a existing green field area located between them.
CJFA developed designs with consideration of existing features, landscaping and the natural topography of the site. The existing gradient of the site has been utilised to allow a hierarchy of dwellings to be formed towards the main road, allowing retention of existing views of mountains from dwellings at the rear of the site.
The orientation of the dwellings and proposed housing layout have been produced to maximise the existing views and environmental aspects available on the site, with consideration provided for solar gains, elemental u-values and use of facilities for each house type, all completed in line with best environmental practice.
The form of the individual house types has been developed to reflect and enhance the neighbourhood and the existing character of surrounding developments – in addition to utilising existing pedestrian connections from Belline Vale, with permeable and well-defined routes throughout the site, connected to existing public footpaths along the main road to the centre of the village. The single-storey dwellings along the main road have been included to continue the existing streetscape, with individual amenity space provided to the front screened by the extension of the stone boundary wall, currently evident along the existing main road.
Shared amenity space has been provided within the scheme by the creation of a shared surface and open landscaped areas, creating vibrant new home zone spaces.
C.J. Falconer & Associates Architects,
St. Patrick's House, Newtown, Waterford,
X91 RR76, Ireland.
t: +353 (0)51 878888
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