This is a project by Box Architecture and it is located at Rathfarham, Dublin, Ireland. Project's program: Parish centre. There are fourteen images for Ballyroan Pastoral Centre.
The initial idea was to create a spiritual building which was private; a solid element, which is carved out or punched to create light and privacy. A-25-year-old anniversary oak tree was to be retained and sparked off the idea to create a building arranged around internal courtyards with the oak tree located in the largest courtyard.
As this is a spiritual and sometimes private building, it was important that views in and out were controlled to avoid disturbances. To this end, openings are controlled to maintain this privacy.
Courtyards have obscure glass or are focused internally; openings with clear glass provide glimpses of the more public uses within the building adding a sense of mystery; Fully open able doors from the main hall provide a connection to the new plaza, the flush square window to the west to the large meeting room and the high level sky view window over the kitchen.