Bespoke Dwelling | Manor Architects | Architect of the Year Awards 2022

Manor Architects: Winner of Architect of the Year Awards 2022. Situated in the rural, border town of Castlederg, this project reflects a symbiotic relationship between client and architect, adjacent to a pilgrimage site, it has a little of the spiritual about it.

Having purchased the site with planning permission for a very traditional style bungalow and having lived in cellular dwellings, the client sought to challenge conditions of approval and deliver a highly bespoke home. 

So, the process began to design a building which would sit within the site, deliver a family home which would entertain, engage, was light, bright and had the personality of the inhabitants.

The key areas in the overall design can be considered as the hinged point, the staircase with double height space welcoming you, allowing you to orientate.

The family, entertainment space, the happy heart, open to the landscape, open to the mind and open to the family. 

Other spaces become ancillary, the working spaces.

The use of three materials in stone, render and metal ensured a palette which was controlled, efficient and effective in its message. This house is not dictatorial, it is open, its friendly whilst minimal, its warm yet stripped back, its special and unique.

Project Details
Manor Architects

Project Name
Bespoke Dwelling

Johann Muldoon

Architect of the Year Awards Category
Architect of the Year

Project Location

Johann Muldoon, Aidan Bradley


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Manor Architects – Est. 1990, We are a muti award winning, multidisciplinary firm based in Northern Ireland. We cover all areas of UK & Ireland and have over 30 Years’ experience in the construction industry.

Boasting a diverse project list within various sectors of the built environment, we are also specialist conservation architects with a reliable team of professional & highly skilled individuals. Whilst being a design orientated practice, Manor Architects have a reputation for being commercially astute & adding value to developments.