Grillagh Water House by Patrick Bradley Architects

© Aidan Monaghan

Grillagh Water House by Patrick Bradley Architects

Located on the bank of the Grillagh River, adjacent to the historic Picturesque Drumlamph Woodland in Northern Ireland, the Grillagh Water House is a bold cantilevered house that clad with natural Corten steel, enjoying the views of surrounding picturesque landscape.

Architects: Patrick Bradley Architects
Location: Cavan, Ireland, UK
Photographers: Aidan Monaghan

Grillagh Water House by Patrick Bradley Architects
© Aidan Monaghan
Grillagh Water House by Patrick Bradley Architects
© Aidan Monaghan

In fact, this unique bespoke is the first modern shipping container construction designed and built in Northern Ireland, with the primary structure made up of four 45ft shipping containers.

Grillagh Water House by Patrick Bradley Architects
© Aidan Monaghan
Grillagh Water House by Patrick Bradley Architects
© Aidan Monaghan

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The volume is arranged so that the upper level bisects the lower level, the two levels are connected inside and out by steel staircases.

Grillagh Water House by Patrick Bradley Architects
© Aidan Monaghan
Grillagh Water House by Patrick Bradley Architects
© Aidan Monaghan

The cantilever part is a dark grey coloured expanded metal to the top form looks like a piece of art or sculptural nestled into its surrounding landscape.

Grillagh Water House by Patrick Bradley Architects
© Aidan Monaghan
Grillagh Water House by Patrick Bradley Architects
© Aidan Monaghan

Inside, interiors and furnishings are industrial yet elegant, an open kitchen, dining room, and den on the top floor, plus a master bedroom and a bathroom on the ground.