13a Portobello

13a Portobello is a compact dwelling inserted into a rear garden plot amongst the Victorian context of Portobello. A novel approach to city living, it is a 2-bedroom infill dwelling on a very restricted site that was granted permission without car parking requirements and apartment style external space.

The house is designed with first floor living space to avail of roof light, as window locations were restricted due to overlooking concerns. The materiality and design language strike a balance between the robust, utilitarian rear lane that it abuts and the ornate red bricked houses on the neighbouring terraces.

 A Gró Project

Infill Dwelling
Photography by Fionn McCann
Completed 2023

Portobello – Dublin 8