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Aughey O'Flaherty completes low-energy home

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] Aughey O’Flaherty Architects’ super-insulated house in Dublin has been handed a Regional RIBA Award

The Dublin-based practice has replaced a 1970s bungalow with an ‘energy efficient’ home in Mount Anville on the outskirts of the Irish capital.

All the rooms - a kitchen dinner, two reception rooms and four bedrooms - are accessed from a double height circulation space at the centre of the house, which utilises the stack effect to naturally ventilate the building.

To maximise solar gain the south facade, which has full-height triple-glazed windows and sliding screens, has been opened up to the sun, with the house constructed tight to the site’s north boundary.

Built with a super-insulated prefabricated timber structure, the two-storey house is clad in brick and timber and sits on a polished concrete plinth.

Project data

Client Kevin O’Flynn
Architect Aughey O’Flaherty Architects
Contractor Smithcon Building Contractors
Floor area 250m²
Start on site October 2010
Completed September 2011

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