Bank House, occupies a dramatic and spectacular location on Rutland Island or ‘Inis Mhic an Doirn’, which lies between Burtonport and the inhabited Arranmore Island off the west coast of County Donegal. The residence is designed to integrate into its surroundings, deal intelligently with the climate whilst satisfying the client’s request of a home which truly reflected their desires, aspirations and lifestyle. It is a design that is once relevant and practical, aware of its unique surroundings and the harsh elemental conditions. A balance between vernacular references and crisp volumes of modern architecture allow for the creation of a spacious and light filled home with many visual surprises. The dwelling is an adventure in volume and proportion whilst remaining human in scale and stimulating to the senses.