Irish Ambassador Residence project in Wassenaar has two parts. The first one is an extension with a carport whereas the second one is a renovation of the existing structure. In the extension part there is a professional kitchen as well as an apartment for cook. Zoning plan has limited space and the apartment is placed half at the underground of the kitchen.
The incision is on the landscape providing daylight. Work surface of the kitchen works just like the light box and its extra meter of height to the façade of the room. Side façade of the kitchen as well as the apartment is patchwork of glued glass sheets that mirrors the lush green outside. In result the building blends effectively with the surrounding environment.
A host of assortments of modern architecture by Joel Pirela is the highlight of the Irish Ambassador Residence and that is also the current design trends in the buildings.