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Stepping House

Sheridan, Dougal and McMenamin, Deirdre (2006) Stepping House. In: Modern Ulster Architecture. Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, pp. 154-155. ISBN 0900457678 [Book section]

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This publication presents an architectural exploration of how the qualities of a dramatic landscape can be captured, deployed, and mediated to create an informal social environment. A method was developed to remake the landscape as a series of platforms in the hillside that step up through the building following the contours of the site. Thus a micro landscape is created within the building and movement through the house becomes a journey across this landscape of platforms. This journey is made memorable by giving each of these platforms a different orientation and relationship to the surrounding landscape which selectively amplifies or mediates the qualities of the sites typography, scenography and materiality. It also resulted in open and continuous social areas and outdoor areas conducive to social interaction and the inhabitation of a cultivated landscape.

Item Type:Book section
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > The Belfast School of Architecture
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute > Space and Place
Art and Design Research Institute
ID Code:17622
Deposited By: Mr Dougal Sheridan
Deposited On:11 Apr 2011 10:10
Last Modified:23 Apr 2013 10:40

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