Ecological architecture - sustainable design

2 new semi-detached independent-living units in an architectural conservation area of Dublin

Densification within this historic context was enabled by subtle reading of the urban grain: Wings of roof glazing shelter a rhythmic asymmetric frontage, visible from either end of the street: While scarcely ‘terminating a vista’, it reconciles the different building lines or levels of various ages and materials. The majority of the street is outside the Conservation Area extending to the granite wall of a 19thC carriage house retained on the Western boundary. Thoughtful design benefits the end-users’ compact, light-filled, lifetime adaptable homes with south-facing private amenity. The build quality exceeded Building Regulations requirements to optimise quality of life with future-proofed resilience.

  • Space-saving stair
  • daylit interiors
  • A-rated nearly-Zero Energy building
  • Coastal landscaping
  • Nett internal floor areas 90 and 100sq.m

Comfortable, clean and cheap to run? Allergies and fatigue may be due to everyday pollutants and draughtproofing to save energy. Well-designed ventilation and natural materials can help both, writes Sally Starbuck in the Irish Independent.

RTE Home of the Year praises our A-rated architecture, the serene and upbeat energy from the materials, space, natural light, a sense of warmth, "just feels so comfortable", fascinating the intrigued Judges.

Irish Examiner's review of the Home of the Year episode.

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Photo credits Emma Good, Kate Mullery DNG, and Sally Starbuck