This modernist house in Ireland was originally designed for Sir Basil Goulding by Scott Tallon Walker Architects in 1971-1973. Goulding, a great gardener and art collector and was so concerned about his beautiful gardens along the Dargle Valley that he wanted the new building to take up as little of the garden as possible. The resulting design (at a mere 142 square metres) is cantilevered over the Dargle river in Enniskerry, Ireland, and is supported on the only rock outcrop available without disturbing the natural vegetation of the river gorge. Diagonal bracing effectively converts the side elevations into beam structures, and a steel column support at the second bay from the rock face below, together with rock anchors make the three-bay cantilever over the river possible.
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