Planning granted: May 2011
Project completion: July 2012.
Description: The design of this family home originated from the vernacular long house found throughout Cork county. Living spaces are orientated to the south to maximize natural day-lighting. Functional areas such as bathrooms, utility and plant rooms are to the north more solid elevation. The layout was organized with bedroom spaces in a quiet zone removed from the living areas. Shelter was created with an indented and thereby sheltered sun space. Built in super insulated timber frame construction, the project targeted an A3 BER rating.
Skills: BER, daylighting, energy efficiency, family home, One-off house, rural site, timber frame construction, vernacular.